Women's Golf Completes Starmount Invitational
GREENSBORO (October 3, 2017) – Fresh off the program’s first-ever tournament victory, the North Carolina A&T women’s golf team returned to action Monday and Tuesday at the Starmount Forest Fall Classic hosted by UNC Greensboro at the par 72, 6,241-yard Starmount Country Club.
The Aggies finished 10th ahead of Western Carolina and The Citadel. Campbell won the tournament by shooting 869 as a team. They were followed by Marshall, Winthrop, UNCG and William & Mary in the top-5.
For the second straight week, senior Sofia Alvarez took top honors for N.C. A&T. After becoming the first golfer in school history to win a tournament as an individual, Alvarez followed up the effort by shooting 16-over par over three rounds to finish tied for 26th. Alvarez shot 4-over on her first round before shooting an uncharacteristic 81 in the second round. Alvarez came back on Tuesday to shoot her lowest round of the tournament, a 75 to move up four spots from tied for 30th on Monday.
In six rounds played this season, Alvarez’s 81 on Monday is her only round outside of the 70’s. She made 33 par putts in 54 holes played.
Fellow senior Jill Harvison was a few spots behind Alvarez as she finished tied for 30th by shooting 21-over. Harvison shot in the 80’s in the two rounds played on Monday before recovering on Tuesday to shoot 76. The 4-over she shot on Tuesday moved her up 11 places out of 45th on the first day.
Sophomore Jocelyn Andrews saw her first action of the season on Monday and Tuesday. She shot 13-over over the first two rounds of competition. Sophomore Erica Jackson and junior Bo Young Park were the other two Aggies who competed.
Park did not have her scores count for the first round, but her final two rounds were superb. She shot a 3-over, 75 in the second round before posting an impressive 1-over, par 72. Park has shot in the 70’s in every round this season that was counted.
The Aggies return to action Oct. 21-22 at the Winthrop Eagles Women’s Invitational hosted by Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Follow Aggie Athletics on Facebook and Instagram (@ncatathletics) and on Twitter (@ncataggies).