MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The North Carolina A&T women’s golf team completed the Oyster Shuck Match Play event on Tuesday with 4.5-0.5 loss to Wofford at par-72, 6,393-yard Patriots Point Golf Course.
Match play is different from traditional stroke play. Unlike stroke play, in which scoring is the total number of strokes taken over one or more rounds of golf, match play scoring consists of individual holes won, halved or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point. Golfers play as normal, counting the strokes taken on a given hole.
The Aggies finished match play 1-2 for the week after going 1-1 on Monday with a win over tournament The Citadel. The Aggies avoided the shutout on Tuesday as sophomore Madison Harriman won the same number of holes as her opponent Grace Massengill. The next closest matchup occurred at the No. 1 position as freshman Christyn Carr faced Lina Settelmayer.
Carr trailed Settelmayer by three holes with two holes remaining on in the 18-hole round, therefore, Settelmayer was declared the winner.
N.C. A&T opened match play on Monday against Appalachian State. The Mountaineers were able to defeat the Aggies 4-1. Carr was spectacular in her contest against App State’s No. 1 golfer Mogie Adamchik. With three holes remaining, Carr was up by four to end the match. At the No. 5 contest against App State, junior Erica Jackson lost to Melany Chong, 1-UP. The 1-UP loss means the match went the full 18 holes with the winner finishing with one more hole won than the runner-up.
In the final match on Monday, the Aggies took down The Citadel 3-2. Junior Jocelyn Andrews got the match started on a positive note with a 5&3 win over Marina Grimal. Andrews dominated. She was up four holes with four holes to play. She won the next hole to win the match. Carr, who played well throughout the match play tournament, won her contest 5&4.
Harriman was even more impressive. With five holes to play, she was up six to win 6&5 to clinch the win for the Aggies.