Lady Chants ace 41-team tourney at Kiawah Island

ccuwgolf-teamCoastal Carolina fired a season-best round of 282 en route to an 871 54-hole score and the team title at the 2016 Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Classic, contested on both the Osprey and Oak Point golf courses on the property of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

The Chanticleers’ 6-under score Tuesday ties for the third-best 18-holes score in program history, merely a stoke away from tying the school record. Coastal’s 54-hole score of 871 (291-298-282) bested runner-up Chattanooga (283-313-283=879) by eight strokes. The host Cougars 290-299-295=884) finished third followed by Old Dominion in fourth (293-306-290=889). Elon rounded out the top-five in the 41-team field with an 896 (297-301-298).

The tournament title was the 23rd in Chanticleer history and 14th under the direction of head coach Katie Quinney since she began leading the program during the spring of 2009.

Each Chanticleer shot par or better during the third and final round leaving Malene Krolboll Hansen’s even-par 72 as the day’s drop score. Bailey Cocca led the charge with her career-best 3-under round of 69. Lena Schaeffner, Barbora Bakova and Marie Lunackova each shot 1-under round of 71. In all, the Chanticleer contingent combined to card 15 birdies and only nine bogeys during the final 18 holes of competition.

Hansen was Coastal’s highest individual finisher in the 216-competitor field, totaling a three-round score of 1-under 215 (68-75-72). The top-five event finish is Hansen’s first this season and third of her career. She finished the tournament ranked eighth in the field with 11 total birdies and was of only seven players to record an eagle.

Cocca recorded her highest individual finish of the season as she tied for ninth with a 2-over 218. She carded rounds of 75 and 74 before turning in her 3-under 69. She co-led the tournament with 13 total birdies, including four on Tuesday. In addition, she paced the field in par-5 scoring, as she played the key scoring holes a combined 7-under throughout the three-day event.

Bakova turned in a 1-under 71 on to tie for 13 overall with a score of 220 (+4). She was 2-over through four holes, but battled back to even-par with birdies on 5 and 13 before moving to 1-under with a birdie putt on her 54th and final holes of the tournament. Bakova closed the event in a three-way tie for the most pars with 41.

Schaeffner placed a stroke behind Bakova in a tie for 15th with a 5-over 221. The senior All-American candidate started the tournament with a 74, then shot a 76 before closing with her 71, marking her 31st round of par or better in her collegiate career. Schaeffner’s final round was relatively steady as she countered a bogey with two birdies and 15 pars.

Lunackova has carded 1-under 71 during the final round to produce her 11-over 227 score. The freshman improved each of the final two tournament round after posting a first-round 82. She then shot a 74 on Monday before closing her fifth collegiate event with her third career round of par or better.

Frida Castillo and Bailey Cocca tied for 19th in the field after posting identical rounds of 80 and 83 for a 163 total. Castillo finished the tournament with three birdies, while Cocca carded two.

The Chanticleers return to the links March 7-8 at the Bay Area Intercollegiate contested at Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

Comments

comments

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on road

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on roadThe Coastal Carolina men's soccer team had not played another [more]

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lights

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lightsHurricane Florence 2, Horry County Schools 0. That appears to be [more]

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of storm

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of stormMyrtle Beach area golf courses, spared the worst of Hurricane [more]

SCHSL extends season but plans for Strand still afloat

SCHSL extends season but plans for Strand still afloatThe SCHSL's executive committee voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the [more]

Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs' POY awards

Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs' POY awardsMyrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Jared Young was named the Chicago [more]

Chants blow out Camels in front of Hurricane Florence

Chants blow out Camels in front of Hurricane FlorenceJust four days removed and 142 miles away from its [more]

Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting class

Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting classFor the first time in Coastal Carolina baseball program history, [more]

Hurricane Florence throws local sports scene a curve

Hurricane Florence throws local sports scene a curveIn response to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence and [more]

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill Classic

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill ClassicCoast FA returned to the beach with five championship and [more]

CF boys finish second, MB girls net third at CCU meet

CF boys finish second, MB girls net third at CCU meetThe Carolina Forest boys finished second and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Chants explode in second half to cruise past Blazers

Chants explode in second half to cruise past BlazersCoastal Carolina football used a number of big offensive plays [more]

No. 4 Seahawks light up scoreboard, beat Braves

No. 4 Seahawks light up scoreboard, beat BravesThe No. 4-ranked Myrtle Beach football team celebrated Neon Night [more]

No. 6 Chiefs struggle their way past revitalized Sharks

No. 6 Chiefs struggle their way past revitalized SharksWithout raising his voice, without screaming his face red or [more]

Panthers take big win over Hoggard to stay unbeaten

Panthers take big win over Hoggard to stay unbeatenJackson Weatherwax knew he had the ball. Late in the fourth [more]

Football Roundup: Tigers, Saints fall, remain winless

Football Roundup: Tigers, Saints fall, remain winless* Hartsville 35, Conway 0: The Tigers (0-4) remained winless [more]

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off Braves

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off BravesThe three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team [more]

Chants hungry for first win in home opener vs. Blazers

Chants hungry for first win in home opener vs. BlazersThe Coastal Carolina football team will open up its 2018 [more]

Volleyball: Tigers improve to 6-0 with win over Bruins

Volleyball: Tigers improve to 6-0 with win over BruinsThe Conway High volleyball team improved to 6-0 Thursday by [more]

Week 3 Previews & Picks: MB has old score to settle

Week 3 Previews & Picks: MB has old score to settleMyrtle Beach junior quarterback Luke Doty has had this week's [more]

Tennis: Lady Panthers open season with win over Aynor

Tennis: Lady Panthers open season with win over AynorThe Carolina Forest girls tennis team served up a victory [more]

Chants move up in polls after acing UAB tourney

Chants move up in polls after acing UAB tourneyAfter posting back-to-back shutouts, Coastal Carolina's Chris Datallo has been [more]

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto Preview

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto PreviewThe three-time defending state champion St. James girls golf team [more]

Braves, Lady Chiefs finish runners-up in XC openers

Braves, Lady Chiefs finish runners-up in XC openersMetrolina Christian Academy of Indian Trail (N.C.) swept the Chief [more]

Saints' season put on hold due to low numbers, youth

Saints' season put on hold due to low numbers, youthOne year after a breakthrough season, the Christian Academy of [more]

Close loss closes curtain on long season for Pelicans

Close loss closes curtain on long season for PelicansIn the final game of the 2018 season, the Myrtle [more]

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on road

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on roadThe Coastal Carolina men's soccer team had not played another [more]

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lights

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lightsHurricane Florence 2, Horry County Schools 0. That appears to be [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach