Wake Forest Finishes 9th at Northrop Grumman
Sierra Sims notched the best finish of her season.
Sierra Sims notched the best finish of her season.

Feb. 11, 2014

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

PALOS VERDES, Calif. - Wake Forest freshman Sierra Sims carded a final round 73 and finished tied for 12th individually to lead the Demon Deacons to a ninth place finish at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Tuesday.

The Deacons carded rounds of 295-301-298 to finish ninth in the strong 16-team field. This was Wake's best finish at the Northrop Grumman since tying for fourth in 2011.

"This was a good start for us," said Wake Forest head coach Dianne Dailey. "We beat a couple of teams ranked higher than us and yes, we would have liked to have had a little better round today but I saw a lot of good things this week. We know what we need to work on and we also know we can compete with the top teams."

Sims made one birdie and 14 pars in her round on Tuesday to finish with rounds of 69-76-73 (+5) and finished tied for 12th. The 69 was her lowest round of the year and the 12th place was her best finish of the season.

Palos Verdes, Calif., native Elizabeth Doty, who played as an individual this week, carded three consistent rounds of 74-72-74 to notch the first top-20 finish of her career. She finished in a tie for 18th.

Junior Allison Emrey carded a final round 76 and finished in a tie for 35th at 12-over par while sophomore Mariana Sims followed her opening round 71 with rounds of 75 and 82 to finish at 15-over.

Fellow junior Marissa Dodd was two shots behind Sims at 17-over after rounds of 78-78-74 and senior Olafia Kristinsdottir rebounded from an 81 on Monday to card a 75 on Tuesday and finish tied for 74th.

Southern Cal had a difficult round of 15-over 299 on Tuesday but a 5-under 279 in round two gave the Trojans enough of a cushion to hold-off Duke and win the team title at 14-over par. USC's Annie Park carded rounds of 67-67-73 to finish at 6-under par and claimed medalist honors. Park was the only player in the field under-par for the tournament.

Wake Forest will return to action on Friday, March 7, at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C. This will be the third-straight season the Demon Deacons have competed in the event.


Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge
Palos Verdes Golf Club
Palos Verdes, Calif.

Team Standings Pl. Team +/- 1 2 3 Total 1 Southern California +14 288 279 299 866 2 Duke +21 290 294 289 873 3 Arizona State +23 300 294 281 875 T4 Washington +29 292 295 294 881 UCLA +29 290 291 300 881 6 Arizona +30 292 294 296 882 7 Baylor +32 286 299 299 884 8 Oklahoma +41 292 304 297 893 9 Wake Forest +42 295 301 298 894 10 North Carolina +47 302 302 295 899 11 Texas +48 307 296 297 900 12 Oklahoma State +53 308 299 298 905 13 Michigan State +56 304 298 306 908 14 Florida +57 298 302 309 909 15 Pepperdine +58 301 303 306 910 16 Ohio State +61 303 306 304 913

Top-5 Individuals 1 Annie Park (USC) -6 67 67 73 207 2 Hayley Davis (BU) +1 71 70 73 214 T3 Noemi Jimenez (ASU) +2 74 75 66 215 Alexandra Kaui (OU) +2 71 69 75 215 Bronte Law (UCLA) +2 71 72 72 215 Yu Liu (DU) +2 68 74 73 215 Sarah Schober (FLA) +2 72 68 75 215

Wake Forest Individuals T12 Sierra Sims +5 69 76 73 218 T18 Elizabeth Doty (Ind.) +7 74 72 74 220 T35 Allison Emrey +12 77 72 76 225 T49 Mariana Sims +15 71 75 82 228 T60 Marissa Dodd +17 78 78 74 230 T74 Olafia Kristinsdottir +21 78 81 75 234


 

 

 

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