de Groot Nabs Top 20 Finish at NCAA Regional
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

ATHENS, Ga. -- Chattanooga freshman golfer Emma de Groot fired a 2-over Saturday at the par 72, 6,335 UGA Golf Course on the final day of the NCAA Women’s Golf East Regional securing a top 20 finish.

 

de Groot, ranked 66th in the country by Golfstat, had an even score on the back nine after starting on the 10th tee this morning. She birdied the par-3 13th to move to 1-under, but evened her score with a bogey on the par-4 15th. She remained even through six more holes and bogeyed the fourth and ninth holes to close out the round with a 2-over 74.

 

The Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, native finished tied for 17th out of 108 golfers with a three-round score of 7-over, 223.

 

South Carolina’s No. 32 Benedicte Toumpsin shot a 4-over Saturday, but managed to hang on to claim medalist honors with a three-round score of 214 (-2). Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst, the No. 1 ranked player in the country, was tied for second with Louisville’s Sara-Maude Juneau at 1-under. Georgia’s Krystle Caithness (No. 47), No. 12 Cydney Clanton of Auburn and New Mexico’s Alexandra Phelps finished at 1-over tied for fourth.

 

Florida posted an upset of the overall top-ranked Blue Devils to win the Regional by one stroke with a 19-over 883. Duke was second with an 884 team score and host Georgia rallied to finish third with a team score of 889.

 

The top eight teams advance to the finals along with the top two individuals not on those teams. Auburn placed fourth followed by Virginia, South Carolina, Wake Forest and the Southern Conference’s Furman University.

 

Furman’s Corrine Carr was the top finisher for the Lady Paladins tied for 10th with a three day score of 220 (+4). The top two individual finishers were Juneau and Phelps whose New Mexico team will host the national championships in Albuquerque.

 

De Groot finished seventh in the individuals whose team was not one of the top eight. She caps off a year with nine top 10 finishes that included a pair of wins and three runner-up honors.

 

Top 10 Teams

1.         (5) Florida                                                 +19                 290-295-298                883

2.         (1) Duke                                                    +20                 285-303-296                884

3.         (8) Georgia                                               +25                 299-300-290                889

4.         (10) Auburn                                               +30                 296-302-296                894

5.         (20) Virginia                                              +34                 296-310-292                898

6.         (32) South Carolina                                +35                 291-303-305                899

            (15) Wake Forest                                     +35                 298-305-296                899

8.         (35) Furman                                             +36                 292-307-301                900

 

9.         (31) New Mexico                                      +37                 304-301-296                901

10.      (22) Lousiville                                          +48                 293-315-304                912

 

Top 20 Individuals

1.         (32) Benedicte Toumpson, South Carolina                                       68-70-76                       214

2.         (1) Amanda Blumenherst, Duke                                                          68-73-74                       215

            Sara-Maude Juneau, Louisville                                                            67-74-74                       215

4.         (47) Krystle Caithness, Georgia                                                           70-73-74                       217

            (12) Cydney Clanton, Auburn                                                                70-75-72                       217

            Alexandra Phelps, New Mexico                                                            71-73-73                       217

7.         (41) Tiffany Chudy, Florida                                                                     72-75-71                       218

            Joy Kim, Virginia                                                                                      73-77-68                       218

9.         Carmen Perez, UNC Wilmington                                                         71-72-76                       219

10.      Corrine Carr, Furman                                                                             71-72-76                       220

            (42) Garrett Phillips, Georgia                                                                77-74-69                       220

            (96) Julia Potter, Missouri                                                                      73-75-72                       220

            Jessica Yadloczky, Florida                                                                    73-72-75                       220

14.      (60) Candace Schepperle, Auburn                                                      74-76-71                       221

15.      Ornella Jouven, Florida                                                                          72-73-77                       222

            (58) Marci Turner, Tennessee                                                              73-75-74                       222

17.      (66) Emma de Groot, Chattanooga                                                     73-76-74                       223

            (99) Anna Scott, Georgia State                                                             75-75-73                       223

            (25) Hannah Yun, Florida                                                                      73-75-75                       223

20.      (27) Dori Carter, Mississippi                                                                 77-75-72                       224

            (59) Cindy LaCrosse, Louisville                                                           72-79-73                       224

            (61) Jennifer Pandolfi, Duke                                                                 72-83-69                       224

            (35) Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest                                                        72-80-72                       224

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