On Tuesday, the North Carolina women’s golf team placed ninth of 17 teams in the three-round Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C. to begin its season. First-year Krista Junkkari led the Tar Heels with a 3-under-par showing.
Due to weather, the Tar Heels played both the first and second round of the event on Monday.
The first round saw sophomore Jennifer Zhou post a 3-under-par 69. Junkkari excelled as well, as she shot a 70 and sunk three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine. Sophomore Nicole Lu sunk four birdies and finished with a 71, while both senior Brynn Walker and junior Ava Bergner posted scores of 74 in the first round.
In the second round, Junkkari, who earned three birdies on the front nine, and Walker, who sunk four birdies total, both posted scores of 71, one under par. These were the two best performances from North Carolina in the second round. Bergner shot a 74 in the second round, while Zhou recorded a 75 and Lu an 81.