The North Carolina women’s golf team finished tied for sixth place in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, its first tournament in the spring season that wrapped up on Tuesday.
In a tournament Tulane hosted against 16 other teams, the Tar Heels played well facing six of the top-25 ranked teams in the Golfstat poll.
The Tar Heel golfers for the tournament were Kelly Whalen, Brynn Walker, Ava Bergner, Bryana Nguyen and Mariana Ocano. After the first round, the team combined for a score of four-over-par, good enough for third place. In the second round, the Tar Heels shot an 11-over par, which moved them down to fourth place and seven strokes away from the lead.
After the third round, North Carolina dropped a few more places down to sixth in a tie with LSU. Florida won the tournament with a nine-over-par score overall.
Who stood out?
Whaley stood out as the highest finishing Tar Heel in a six way tie for 11th place. After a three-over-par finish in both the first and second round, she parred the third round for a strong finish.