ATHENS, Ga.—The No. 35 University of Oregon women’s golf team has wrapped up its 2013 season after finishing play at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. Oregon (301-295-297-324-1217) finished the four-day, four-round tournament Friday afternoon after an early morning tee time. High winds led to difficult conditions on the course and a higher round of scores for the field.
The Ducks shot 36-over 324 through the rough conditions in the fourth round, dropping to 22nd overall. No. 1 USC (284-276-285-288-1133) secured the national championship after breaking the NCAA record with a 12-under second round, besting No. 2 Duke (286-289-287-292-1154) by 21 strokes overall. No. 7 Purdue (289-289-295-300-1173) came in third place.
“Day four was pretty rough with tough conditions for everybody,” said head coach Ria Scott. “We could’ve handled that a little better. I saw a lot of short sighting and we didn’t really play to the middle of the greens or safe sides. That’s something we can learn from and take for the future.”
No. 38 sophomore Cassy Isagawa (75-71-70-78-294) dropped to a tie for 23rd overall after the final day, while senior Hanule Sky Seo (79-72-73-76-300) gave the Ducks the best round of the day to move up to a tie for 48th. Freshman Caroline Inglis (74-77-77-83-311), sophomore Cali Hipp (76-75-77-90-318) and senior Avery Sills (76-79-84-87-326) rounded out the Ducks’ lineup.
USC’s No. 2 Annie Park (70-67-70-71-278) took home the top individual honors, while No. 3 Lindy Duncan (72-71-71-70-284) of Duke moved up into second place and No. 9 Paula Reto (71-73-70-72-286) of Purdue finished in third.
“The first three rounds were very positive. This team put themselves in a position to accomplish their goals for the season. They battled a lot of adversity this year and I think being here at the national championships is a special thing. Finishing 22nd in the country isn’t exactly where we wanted to be after today, but there are 238 teams that wish they were right here at the national championships, and I hope that is what the girls can take away from this week,” added Scott.
Complete hole-by-hole results are available through GolfStat.com here.
Women's Golf Finishes Season at NCAA Championships
Release Date: 05/24/2013
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