Wake Forest Finishes Tenth at NCAA Championship
May 23, 2008
The No. 14 Wake Forest women's golf team posted a four-over 292 in the final round of the NCAA Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. Friday to finish the tournament in tenth place. The round was a team-best for the four-day event.
The Deacs carded a 45-over 1197 for the tournament on the par-72, 6,424-yard University of New Mexico Championship Course.
The finish for Wake was its best since the Deacons finished 3rd in 1995 in Wilmington, N.C.
Southern California won the team title with a 16-over 1168.
Nannette Hill was the top finisher for the Deacs. The junior posted a one-over 73 in the final round to finish the event in a tie for 13th place. Hill, who led the championship after round one, finished the four rounds with a six-over 294.
The finish for Hill is a career-best at the NCAA Championship. Hill's previous best result at the championship was a tie for 30th place in 2007.
Natalie Sheary, playing in the first NCAA Championship of her career, carded a one-over 73 in Friday's final round. Sheary finished the event with an 11-over 299 to tie for 28th place.
The final round was Sheary's best of the tournament.
Laura Crawford, playing in her third and final NCAA Championship, recorded the best championship finish of her career as the senior tied for 34th place.
Crawford shot a three-over 75 in the final round and finished the event with a 12-over 300. Crawford's previous best finish in the NCAA Championship was a tie for 53rd in 2006.
Junior Jean Chua rallied Friday to shoot her best round of the event. Chua posted a one-under 71 to finish the championship with a 28-over 316.
Allie Bodemann carded a seven-over 79 Friday and finished the event with a 27-over 316. The freshman was participating in her first NCAA Championship.
The Deacs are currently ranked as the No. 14 team in the nation and finish the 2007-08 season with one team title and two individual medalists.
Duke finished the four-day event in third place with a 28-over 1180. The Blue Devils shot the best final round of any team with a seven-under 281 but it wasn't enough to give Duke its fourth straight NCAA Championship.
Virginia finished tied for 12th with a 63-over 1215.
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