Following an impressive start at the Central District Invitational, the North Carolina women’s golf team continued its second spring season game at the Darius Rucker Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C. The Tar Heels finished 10th out of 17 teams and look to learn from their mistakes on the green.
First-year Brynn Walker found success early, shooting an impressive 2-over par in the first round.
“I was really confident in my swing,” Walker said. “The toughest thing there was I didn’t have any birdies, and I struggled with the putters. But overall, ball striking was the reason why I played well.”
Through the first two rounds, the Tar Heels shot a team score of 596, 28-over par, which placed them ninth overall on the second day. Sophomore Kelly Whaley continued her impressive play and finished the second round 2-over par, which led the team.
“I saw some positive things, but I obviously saw some things that we can do better,” head coach Jan Mann said. “Long Cove is a difficult course because of the green structure, and there always seems to be some strong wind.”