SIMPSONVILLE, KY. -- The Coastal Carolina women's golf moved up one place in the final 18 holes to finish 12th place at the 2007 Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup, Sept. 17-18. The 54-hole event was played at the Cardinal Club Golf Course (Par 72 - 6,181 yards) in Simpsonville, Ky.
Playing in the opening tournament without Big South Player of the Year Aruka Felgueroso due to a minor injury, the Lady Chanticleers had three freshman in the lineup of their very first possible collegiate tournament and posted a 36-hole total of 621 to sit in 13th. CCU improved the second round dramatically, cutting 13 shots off its opening round 317 to post a 304 in the second round. The Lady Chanticleers then continued better play in the final 18, tallying 305 to finish at 926. Notre Dame won the team title at 14-over 878.
Junior Ann Maness was the top finisher for Coastal in a tie for 27th at 12-over 228, while senior Rachel Graves finished four shots behind at 16-under 232, good for a tie for 40th. So-Hyun Park of Notre Dame finished as the medalist at three-under 213.
Coastal will return home to host the inaugural 2007 Myrtle Beach Classic, Mon.-Tue., Sept. 24-25 at Grande Dunes Resort Course in Myrtle Beach. Admission is free to the event, with teams playing 18 holes each day and Coastal going off starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.