UNCW Press Release
GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Senior Lori Beth Adams carded a one-under-par 71 on Sunday to finish in 10th place in the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course.
Adams posted the 12th top 10 finish of her career as she ended the season-opening event with a one-over-par scorecard of 70-76-71=217.
"I am really proud of Lori Beth's performance this week," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "She played really steady and did a solid job of leading our team the entire tournament. She continues to play solid, consistent golf and she keeps putting herself in position to win her first event."
Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey led wire-to-wire a she fired a final round 70 to claim a three-shot victory with a tournament-record total of seven-under-par 209 (68-71-70). GRU Augusta's Eunice Yi (68-72-72=212) claimed second while Clemson's Sloan Shanahan (69-3-71=213) and Wisconsin's Kris Yoo (73-70-70=213) ended the event in a tie for third.
UNCW combined for a team total 305 on Sunday to move up two spots and claim 13th place with a three-round result of 302-327-305=934. Senior Laverry Kumar (76-84-78=238) and junior Mallory Warrick (77-84-77=238) finished in a tie for 69th while Senior Megan Burnham (79-83-80=242/T-78th) and sophomore Elizabeth Hall (86-85-79=250/87th) completed UNCW's entry.
"I'm really proud of how the team bounced back from a tough day yesterday," said Ho. "We played and executed much better in the final round and we showed what we were capable of shooting. We did a much better job of minimizing our big numbers that hurt us yesterday and we are able to make some birdies and be much more consistent."
Wisconsin rallied to claim the team title, posting a seven-under-par 281 on Sunday to secure a two-shot victory with a 290-294-281=865 scorecard. Clemson (287-291-289=867) finished second and second-round leader GRU Augusta (285-288-297) took third.
UNCW returns to action Sept. 30-Oct. 1 as it takes part in the Northwestern Windy City Classic at the Northmoor Country Club in Chicago, Ill.
"We still have some things to work on," said Ho. "The first and third rounds showed where we should be, but we have got to do a better job of not letting our bad rounds get too out of hand and keep ourselves in a position to post a good result."