Creed finishes second, Spartans do, too, at UNCW Invitational
WALLACE, N.C. – UNC Greensboro freshman Erica Creed shot a final round 73, but lost on the first sudden-death playoff hole to finish second, as did the Spartans as a team at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at River Landing Golf Club.
Creed, a native of Kernersville, NC, was the leader when the day began on Tuesday. Monday’s play was halted due to darkness with one hole remaining. Creed finished out with a 70 in the second round to hold the lead going into the third round. UNC Wilmington’s Carmen Perez-Narbon carded a 71, however, to force a sudden-death playoff.
In the playoff, Narbon reached the Par 4, 368-yard first hole in regulation and sank a par putt, while Creed's approach shot sailed wide of the green and she finished with a bogey.
Ashley Mylton also earned a Top 10 finish for the Spartans, placing sixth. She finished up her second round on Tuesday morning with a 72 and the shot a 73 in the final round.
UNC Greensboro finished second in the team standings, one shot behind North Carolina State. The Spartans began the final round one shot ahead of Campbell. NC State, however, shot 291 in the final round, topping UNCG’s 300, to come away with the team honors. UNC Wilmington, the tournament host, was third.
UNCG competes next at the Southern Conference Championship beginning April 20.
TEAM SCORING: North Carolina State 896, UNCG 897, UNC Wilmington 900, Campbell 902, East Tennessee State 906, East Carolina 906, Western Carolina 912, Elon 914, William & Mary 915, Augusta State 920, Coastal Carolina 929, Longwood 929, James Madison 930, Richmond 938, Maryland 942, Xavier 952.
Top 10: 1. Carmen Perez-Narbon (UNC Wilmington) 78-68-71=217 (won in playoff), 2. Erica Creed (UNCG) 74-70-73=217; 3. Lauren Doughtie (NC State) 76-70-73=219; T-4. Desiree Karlsson (Western Carolina) 75-75-70=220; T-4. Stephanie Derrey (NC State) 74-75-71=220; T-6. Ashley Mylton (UNCG) 77-72-73=222; T-6. Danielle Mills (Elon) 76-71-75=222; 8. Abby Bools (East Carolina) 72-77-74=223; T-9. Emilie Geury (Augusta State) 77-75-72=224; T-9. Erika Oldenkamp (William & Mary) 77-75-72=224; T-9. Kameron Carter (Longwood) 76-73-75=224; T-9. Laura Jansone (East Tennessee State) 77-74-73=224.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-13. Sofia Aidemark 74-74-77=225; T-57. Gabby DiMora 78-78-79=235; T-66. Annelie Weimenhog 82-79-77=238.
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