ELON – North Carolina A&T women’s golf recorded the fifth-best score of the third and final round of the Phoenix Invitational at the par-71, 6,049-yard Alamance Country Club golf course on Tuesday. N.C. A&T finished ninth overall at 920.
College of Charleston won the tournament with an 11-under 841 followed by Wofford (875), Elon (879), Gardner-Webb (886) and Appalachian State (886) in the top-5.
Sophomore Christyn Carr had a remarkable day. She moved from 22nd place after the first two rounds on Monday to 15th place after the final round on Tuesday. Carr led the Aggies with a 1-over par 72 in the final round for a three-round score of 7-over 220.
Carr started Tuesday on the 10th hole. Even though she did not birdie a hole on the back-nine, she was remarkably consistent. She bogeyed the par-4 No. 11 but then ran off four straight pars before bogeying the par-3 No. 16.
Pars on No. 17 and 18 carried over to the front-nine where she earned her first birdie of the day when she carded a three on the par-4 No. 3. Carr parred holes 4-9 to close out the front nine with a 1-under 34.
Junior Madison Harriman bounced back with a 4-over 75 in the final round for a three-round score of 230 to move up eight spots to finish 32nd. Harriman shot even par on the back-nine after bogeying the par-4 No. 10 and birdieing the par-5 No. 17. Harriman’s other birdie on the day occurred at the par-4 No. 3.
Senior Jocelyn Andrews recorded the second-best score for the Aggies on the day with a 3-over 74 in the final round for a three-round 231 to move up nine spots to finish tied for 36th. Andrews did an excellent job of recovering from a triple bogey on No. 12 as she birdied No. 17 to finish the back-nine at 4-over.
She then opened the front-nine by birdieing the par-4 No. 1 before running off four straight pars to reach the par-5 No. 6 at 3-over for the day and 1-under on the front-nine. Andrews bogeyed the par-5 sixth before birdieing the par-4 seventh. She parred her final two holes on the day to finish the front-nine at 1-under.
Freshman Kiaira Porter also shot well on the front-nine at 2-over. On the day, she moved up two spots to finish 51st with a 6-over 77 in the final round for a three-round 241. Freshman Jayla Rogers shot 247 for the tournament.
The Aggies stay close to home next week as they begin play in the Starmount Fall Classic hosted by UNC Greensboro, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.