DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – North Carolina A&T women’s golf finished second on the final day of the Lady Cat Invitational at the par-72, 6,124-yard LPGA International Golf Course on Saturday. The Aggies were in first place after Day 1 by shooting a 31-over, 319 to finish four strokes ahead of Bethune-Cookman.
The Aggies shot 39-over on the second day as the four scores that were counted totaled 646. The Wildcats came back on Day 2 and carded an impressive 9-plus score to win the tournament at 44-over.
The low score of the day for the Aggies came from senior Sofia Alvarez who shot a 7-over, 79. She shot 12-over for the tournament to finish tied for third individually. She was the Day 1 leader going into the clubhouse. B-CU's Mackenzie Butzer won the tournament by winning a four-hole playoff over teammate Yudika Rodriguez who forced the playoff by shooting a 2-under par, 70 on Saturday.
But it was senior N.C. A&T golfer Jill Harvison who had the notable back nine on Saturday for the Aggies. She double bogeyed the par-3, 15th, but parred every other hole on the second nine to finish at 2-over. She was 10-over for the day and 17-over for the tournament to finish tied for seventh. Bo Young Park was 9-over on Saturday after her 7-over on Friday put her in third place. Park finished sixth overall at 16-over. Freshman Madison Harriman finished tied for 15th at 25-over. She was 13-over on Saturday. Sophomore Jocelyn Andrews shot a final-round 14-over as she birdied the par-3, 12.
The Aggies birdied seven holes on Saturday. Alvarez had one of those birdies on the par-4, 5. Harriman led the Aggies in birdies on the day with three. Two of her birdies came on the front nine before she birdied a par-3 on the back. Park birdied her first hole of the day, a par-4. She also birdied a par-5 at the 14th.
The Aggies will compete in The Bama Beach Bash at Gulf Shores, Ala, March 16-18.