GULF SHORES, Ala. (October 22, 2018) – North Carolina A&T returned to competition in women’s golf after a nearly three-week layoff but still looked sharp. The Aggies, who already have a tournament win to their credit this season, finished second at the Black Association Invitational at the par-72, 6,165-yard Peninsula Golf Course, Monday and Tuesday.
The Aggies shot 102-over 678 to finish 14 strokes behind the Alabama State Hornets. The Aggies earned second place by fending off the Texas Southern Tigers who shot a 103-over 679.
Freshman Christyn Carr had a good second round to finish tied for fourth at 21-over 165. Sophomore and teammate Madison Harriman joined her in fourth place at 21-over. Junior Jocelyn Andrews finished just outside the top-10 by finishing 11th at 27-over 171. Texas Southern’s Amber Kuykendall won the tournament by shooting a 15-over 159.
The first day of the tournament looked like it was set up a thrilling finish on the second day. Only 11 strokes separated first place from second place. N.C. A&T trailed the Hornets by only one stroke after the first day when they shot 345. Prairie View A&M was in third after shooting 347 while Texas Southern and Spring College followed by carding a 350 and 355 respectively.
There was only one score in the 70’s after Day 1 in Kuykendall’s 79. Andrews had the low score for the Aggies with an 85. But the Hornets had one golfer take six strokes off her first-day score, another took nine strokes off her first-round score and yet another took 10 strokes off to give them control of the tournament.
N.C. A&T had some improvements on Day 2 as well. Carr went seven strokes lower than she did on the first day. Meanwhile, Harriman went nine strokes lower to help the Aggies remain in second place.
Women’s golf will jump right back into action as they will compete in their final tournament of the fall semester. The Tiger Invitational hosted by Savannah State will take place, Oct. 29-30 in Savannah, Ga.