University of Delaware Women’s Golfers Finish Tied For Second, Amanda Terzian Fourth at CAA Championships
SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team finished in a tie for second place while Blue Hen junior Amanda Terzian placed fourth this weekend at the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golf Championships.
The Blue Hens posted a 311 score on Friday and a 322 score on Sunday, finishing with a two-round total of 633 to tie for second place along with William & Mary. First-year league member College of Charleston captured the team title with a 618 score, advancing to the NCAA tournament. Delaware’s second place finish was the highest at the league tournament in the three-year history of the program.
Terzian carded a five over par 77 on Friday before shooting a six over 78 on Sunday on the par 72, 6,066-yard Reserve Club course at St. James Plantation, finishing fourth in the individual standings with an 11 over par 77-78-155. Terzian, who was selected to the CAA All-Tournament Team, becomes the first Blue Hen in school history to finish among the top 10 at the conference championship.
Sophomore Vimonthip Benjasupawan fired a 10 over par 82 during her final round, tying for 12th place with a 15 over par score of 77-82-159. Benjasupawan posted eight pars before notching her only birdie of the day on the 18th hole.
Redshirt sophomore Andi Slane had the lowest round of the day by a Delaware golfer, as she recorded a three over par 75 to finish in a tie for 17th place at 87-75-162, 18 over par. Slane birdied 3 through an even front nine, before concluding her round with three pars and a birdie on 16.
UD freshman Grace Chua posted her lone birdie on Sunday on 6, as she recorded a 15 over par 87 and tied for 29th place with a 24 over par score of 81-87-168. Fellow rookie Vitoria Teixeira slipped to 34th place after she carded a 94 on Sunday and ended up at 76-94-170, 26 over par.
“I am very proud of our ladies’ efforts over the last few days,” said third year Blue Hen head coach Patty Post. “Mother Nature was throwing out all her tricks this weekend, and it really hurt us not to play round two. We needed all 54 holes to try and catch College of Charleston. They will be a tough competitor for the foreseeable future. Our 10 young ladies on the Blue Hen team have worked hard all year long, and we are very excited for our future as well!”
The tournament concludes a highly successful 2013-14 season for the Blue Hens, who captured three titles and finished among the top three squads in six of nine invitationals.