From the CAA
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 16, 2017) – The University of Delaware successfully defended its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Women's Golf Championship and earned the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Regional Championship this afternoon. Delaware, which surged into the team lead after the second round, posted a 295 in the third and final round to finish 11 strokes ahead of second-place College of Charleston (+43). UNCW junior Lyberty Anderson was the individual medalist, finishing the tournament at even par on the par-72, 6,133-yard Blue Heron course at Ford's Colony.
Delaware rose from fourth place after Friday's opening round to its second-straight CAA title by posting matching rounds of 295 on Saturday and Sunday to finish with an 896. College of Charleston finished with a collective 907 (+43), one stroke ahead of UNCW (+44).
Anderson is UNCW's third individual medalist in program history, joining Ashley Tait in 2007 and Carmen Perez-Narbon in 2009. Anderson opened the tournament with a 70 (-2), had a 72 during the second round and wrapped up play with a 74 to finish at 216. CofC senior Laura Fuenfstueck was close behind with a 1-over 217 (71-74-72) closing a four-stroke gap over the final three holes. Delaware freshman Ariane Klotz was a stroke behind in third place with a 2-over 218 (76-72-70). There was a three-way tie for fourth place CofC junior Josefine Garton, James Madison junior Laura Gomez-Ruiz and UNCW sophomore Ellinoora Moisio all finished at 7-over and rounded out the All-Tournament Team.
Finishing in seventh place was UNCW freshman Thao My Nguyen with an 8-over (79-70-75) while Delaware sophomore Ashley Dingman was eighth with a 9-over 225 (74-76-75). James Madison freshman Lauren Comegys and Delaware senior Vitoria Teixeira finished in a tie for ninth (+10).
James Madison jumped up into fourth place with a strong final round to finish with a collective 915 (+51). Towson finished fifth (+60) followed by William & Mary in sixth (+67), Elon in seventh (+73) and Hofstra in eighth (+140).