PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. –The Women’s in Golf Foundation celebrated their silver anniversary of growing the game of golf for women and youth during their 25thAnnual Women’s Collegiate Championship held at the Callaway Gardens.
The North Carolina A&T women’s golf team celebrated by winning the championship with a team score of 639 over the weekend. It was the Aggies second tournament win of the season and their fourth tournament win in the three-year existence of the program.
Freshman Christyn Carr finished second individually as she fired off a second-round 76 to finish 11-over 155. Carr finished one stroke behind individual tournament winner Darinka Velazquez of Chicago State. Sophomore Madison Harriman finished behind Carr in a tie for fourth place after shooting a 13-over 157 for the tournament. Harriman’s best round was a second-round 2-over 74.
Junior Jocelyn Andrews also played well in her second round with a 4-over 76. Andrews finished sixth.
At tournament’s end, the Aggies were tied with Chicago State. Therefore, tournament officials went to the No. 1 handicap hole to determine the winner. N.C. A&T prevailed to earn first place. Harriman was second in the tournament in birdies made with four. Carr made three birdies for the Aggies but she also only one of three golfers who scored on an eagle.
Andrews and Carr led the tournament in pars made with 20. Harriman was excellent on par-3's. She led the tournament in par-3 scoring as she was 1-over on the par 3's.
For winning the tournament, the Aggies were rewarded the prestigious Renee Powell Cup. Powell, a PGA and LPGA Hall of Famer, was on hand to award the trophy to N.C. A&T.
Other teams participating included Delaware State, Hampton, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern, Savannah State
N.C. A&T will now prepare for its final tournament of the season as they head to Port St. Lucie, Fla., to compete in the PGA Minority Collegiate Championships on May 10.