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UNCW women's golf closes strong for 2nd place finish at CAA's

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UNCW Press Release

SOUTHPORT, North Carolina – Junior Lori Beth Adams posted a final round 76 to claim second place and lead UNCW to a second-place finish as the 2013 CAA Women's Golf Championships came to a close Sunday at the Reserve Club of the St. James Plantation.

Playing under windy conditions that saw gusts of up to 25 miles per hour, Adams posted her fifth top-five finish of the season as she wrapped up the 54-hole event with a three-round total of 83-71-76=230, five shots off the pace of individual medalist Shabril Brewer (76-68-81=225) of James Madison.

The Burlington, N.C., product also earned All-Tournament Team honors at the CAA Women's Golf Championships for a second consecutive season after posting a third-place result during the 2012 edition of the event.

Trailing by 17 strokes heading into the final round, UNCW posted the low team round for the second straight day as it combined for a team total 314 to finish with a 54-hole total of 332-304-314=950, eight shots back of tournament champion James Madison (321-298-323=942). Xavier (313-317-327=957) finished seven shots back of the Seahawks to claim third.

"Overall I thought it was a great effort by our team over the last two days," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "After a tough first round on Friday, we could have felt sorry for ourselves and let our game go down the tubes but we fought back and gave it all we had and I am very proud of them for displaying that effort. We came out today with the belief that we could still win this tournament and to have two of the three lowest rounds of the day under difficult scoring conditions is a testament to that belief."

Adams was one of three UNCW golfers to finish in the top 10 as sophomore Mallory Warrick (81-76-81=238) also earned All-Tournament Team accolades by claiming a share of fifth while junior Megan Burnham (85-79-75=239) carded the low round of the day with a 75 to finish in a tie for seventh. Sophomore Mattie Tobey (83-78-82=243) claimed a share of 11th and senior Danielle Lamy (87-92-83=262) took 37th to complete UNCW's entry.

"Lori Beth overcame a rough first round and put together two solid rounds to post two of the lower scores of the tournament and earn another top-five finish," said Ho. "Megan had a fantastic day on Sunday to finish her tournament on a high note and Mallory was consistent throughout the weekend as she put together the best performance of her collegiate career to date. To have four players in the top 11 is a sign of how well the team played over the final two rounds."

Currently ranked 54th nationally, Adams will have a good chance to be selected as an individual entry into the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Regionals. The NCAA will announce all teams and individuals selected to compete at its three regional sites - Auburn, Ala. (East), Norman, Okla. (Central) and Stanford, Calif.  (West) - during its selection show on April 29.

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