The North Carolina women’s golf team finished 11th out of 15 teams at nine-over par at the Mason Rudolph Championship this past weekend, which ran from Sep. 15 to 17 in Franklin, Tenn.
The Tar Heels started slow and were never able to recover, as they finished round one on Friday in 13th place. First-year Ava Bergner led the way in the opening round, shooting a two-under-par 70.
Bergner kept her hot start going throughout the weekend, shooting an even-par 72 in round two and a two-under-par 70 in the third and final round. She finished the weekend four shots under par, tied for 18th.Sophomore Brynn Walker finished the tournament second for the Tar Heels, hitting three over par, good for 44th place.
North Carolina only had one golfer finish in the top 20 and under par — Bergner. Every player except for Bergner and Walker finished six over par or higher.
“We had plenty of birdie opportunities, but the putts just didn’t drop,” head coach Jan Mann said. “I think with a couple of days of the putts not dropping, particularly today, we saw some tentative strokes and a lot of anticipation as to whether they were going in or not. That’s an area where I think we can build on and get stronger at.”