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Men's golf finishes 14th in regional
By Nick Phillips
The UNCP men’s golf team traveled to DeLand, Fla., on May 2-4, bringing home a 14th place finish in the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional held at Victoria Hills Golf Club as they wrapped their 2010-2011 season.
Junior Jonathan McCurry was the Braves’ highest finisher, tying for fifth place overall after a one-under-par final round to card a 218 total score after rounds of 74, 73 and 71.
Fellow UNCP junior Carson Lanier carded a 225 to finish in a tie of 47th overall while Scott Lambert’s three-day total of 228 tied him for 63rd.
Braves Jordan Walor and Michael Mullmann each carded three-day totals of 229 to finish tied for 68th overall.
The Braves sat in 17th place after the opening round before improving three positions to sit in a tie for 13th overall after the second round.
The top five teams from each Super Regional advanced to the NCAA Championships.
Women's golf finishes 8th in regional
The UNCP women’s golf team ended its 2010-2011 season with an eighth-place finish in the NCAA Division II South Regional May 1-3 in Lakeland, Fla. held at the Club at Eaglebrooke.
The seventh-ranked Lady Braves entered the Regional coming off of a win at the 20111 Peach Belt Conference Championship as part of a string of five straight tournament wins.
Lady Braves senior Katja Dammann finished off her UNCP career with a 233 overall score after rounds of 76, 78 and 79 to tie for 23rd overall.
Sophomore Shauna Walor finished close behind in a tie for 25th overall after carding a 234 total score from rounds of 80, 78 and 76.
Sophomore Meghan Moore finished tied for 29th after rounds of 74, 82 and 80 to card a 236 total score, while freshmen Dana Watkins and Kelly Sumner rounded out the Lady Braves team finishes in 39th and 44th, respectively.
The Lady Braves finished the opening round in sixth place before adding nine strokes to their team total in the second round to sit in eighth after two rounds.
The highlight of the tournament for the UNCP team came in the opening round, when Watkins carded a double eagle on the fifth hole after sinking a shot from the short rough 197 yards from the hole.
The top three teams from each of the four regions advance to the NCAA Championships.