Moore Earns Berth Into National Championships, Lady Braves Finish Ninth
PACE, Fla. – Junior Meghan Moore booked a school-record round for the second-straight day en route to a second place finish and a berth into the NCAA Division II National Championships to highlight action for the 11th-ranked UNCP women's golf team who concluded action at the NCAA Super Regional Two with a ninth place finish on Tuesday.
Moore (77-70-69/216) offset a pair of bogies with five birdies in registering a career-best 3-under-par 69 that put her just four strokes off the pace set by tournament champion Lilliana Camisa (-6) of Nova Southeastern. Shauna Walor (82-77-77/236) booked a 5-over-par 77 for the second-straight round to jump up seven spots on the individual leaderboard into a tie for 26th place. Jenn Crow (82-82-82/246) and Kelly Sumner (85-77-84/246) both finished in a tie for 43rd place, while Lizzie Bundy (80-83-85/248) finished one spot back in 45th place.
The three-day run gives Moore the honor of the first women's golfer from UNCP to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Moore, who now boasts the highest finish for a PBC golfer in the NCAA Super Regional round, will be joined at the NCAA Championships by Armstrong Atlantic's Jenna Birch who grabbed the final individual qualifying spot by virtue of a playoff with Rollins' Kayla Sciupider. Saint Leo's Goeun Lee also qualified as an individual for the national championship round.
Second-ranked Florida Southern blew away the rest of the field for the third-straight day and captured the team title by 12 strokes over the rest of the field. With the team title safely in hand, the Mocs advance to the NCAA National Championship round and will be joined by top-ranked Nova Southeastern and Barry who concluded the event in second and third place, respectively.
1. No. 2 Florida Southern 302-296-304/902 +38
2. No. 1 Nova Southeastern 308-300-306/914 +50
3. No. 8 Barry 305-300-317/922 +58
4. No. 13 St. Leo 308-309-307/924 +60
5. No. 3 Lynn 303-311-312/926 +62
6. No. 21 Tusculum 310-314-304/928 +64
T7. No. 9 Newberry 317-309-303/929 +65
T7. No. 6 Rollins 312-308-309/929 +65
9. No. 11 UNC Pembroke 312-306-312/939 +75
2. Meghan Moore 77-70-69/216
T26. Shauna Walor 82-77-77/236
T43. Jenn Crow 82-82-82/246
T43. Kelly Sumner 85-77-84/246
45. Lizzie Bundy 80-83-85/248
OTHER PBC INDIVIDUAL SCORES
T7. Jenna Birch (AASU) 75-72-76/223 +7
T21. Kimesha Anthony (CSU) 75-80-77/232 +16