ECU Takes Second At Pirate Intercollegiate

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina women’s golf team carded a final round 292 Tuesday afternoon to claim second place at the 2009 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate. The two-day, 54-hole event was being played at the par-71, 5939-yard Greenville Country Club.

ECU senior Abby Bools took home second place honors after recording a career 54-hole low 213, which included a final round of 72 that produced three birdies and 11 pars. Fellow classmate Ana Maria Puche finished third with a personal-best score of 214, which included a final round one-under par 70 (3 birdies, 13 pars).

Sophomore Amy Otteson also registered a career-low tournament score (220) to post her career-best finish, a share of seventh place after firing a closing round of 70 (one-under par), which featured four birdies and 11 pars.

Rounding out ECU’s team scores were Amber Littman’s 234 (tie 48th) and Colleen Estes’ 244 (73rd place). Playing as individuals were Julia Strandberg who finished 68th with a three-day total of 240, while freshman Meghan Moore (157) had to withdraw due to an injury.

Elon’s Tara McFadden took home medalist honors after recording a Lady Pirate Intercollegiate three-day record of 211, which included a second round score of 66 – also a tournament record. Joining Bools and Puche on the all-tournament team were UTEP’s Rosana Gomez (218) and Xavier’s Mary Beth McKenna (218) who shared fourth place.

Georgia State (879) repeated as tournament champions after recording its third consecutive round of 293 on Tuesday, edging out ECU by two strokes who’s tournament score of 881 is the third-lowest score in school history. Rounding out the top five were East Tennessee State (891), Xavier (892) and Elon (895).

The Pirates will be back in action next Monday, Oct. 26 when they head to Kiawah Island, S.C. to participate in the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate.

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