Gamecocks Finish Landfall Tradition in Second
Wilmington, N.C. – No. 16 South Carolina women’s golf wrapped up play at the 2018 Landfall Tradition, finishing in second place at 17-over-par (881) in the 18-team tournament.
The second-place finish is the best for the Gamecocks this season and the best fall tournament result since South Carolina captured the Landfall Tradition title in 2016.
“The team showed a lot of patience and discipline this week on a difficult golf course and exceptionally difficult hole locations,” South Carolina head coach Kalen Anderson said. “I’m excited about our progress, especially the progress of our freshmen this fall. Lois, Emily and Marion had excellent performances in a very strong field. We had a strong finish to end our fall season.”
Junior Lois Kaye Go made a run in the final round with a 71 (-1) to end the weekend alone in fifth place, her second-straight top-five finish. She finished just two shots off the individual winner. Go finished with three birdies in her final round and a 35 on the front nine followed it up with a 36 on the back nine.
Right behind Go were freshman Emily Price and senior Marion Veysseyre who finished in a tie for sixth place. For Veysseyre, her sixth-place finish is a new career best. She holed two birdies in her final round in Wilmington and finished the tournament at 219 (+3).
Price jumped 14 spots to claim her position in the top 10. She is the first South Carolina golfer to complete a round with no bogeys. She finished with a pair of birdies to complete her career-best round with a 70 (-2).
Skylar Thompson leaped 17 positions to finish in a tie for 24th, the biggest improvement of any Gamecock. Thompson’s finish is the best of her career, and her second top-30 finish of the season. Her 73 (+1) came with a pair of birdies and a solid 36 (E) on the front nine.
Anita Uwadia rounded out the Gamecocks’ final score on Sunday afternoon with a 76 (+4), her best round of the weekend, to finish the tournament with a. 238 (+22). As an individual, Ana Pelaez finished with an 81 (+9) and a 237 (+21). Her 74 (+2) second round was her best round of the weekend.
In the final round, South Carolina nearly duplicated its second-round score with a 290, just one stroke off the 289 posted on Saturday.
South Carolina’s fall schedule is now complete. Stay up to date on GamecocksOnline.com for the announcement of the 2019 spring schedule.
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FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Duke – 879 (+15)
2. South Carolina – 881 (+17)
3. Arkansas – 882 (+18)
4. Virginia – 892 (+28)
5. Michigan – 896 (+32)
6. Wake Forest – 898 (+34)
7. Maryland – 904 (+40)
8. Penn State – 905 (+41)
T9. NC State – 906 (+42)
T9. North Carolina – 906 (+42)
11. Oklahoma State – 910 (+46)
T12. UCF – 912 (+48)
T12. Michigan State – 912 (+48)
14. Purdue – 913 (+49)
15. LSU – 916 (+52)
16. Furman – 920 (+56)
17. Notre Dame – 931 (+67)
18. UNC Wilmington – 932 (+68)