WESTON, Fla. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team recorded a 324 team score on Tuesday and finished in 14th place with a three-round total of 956 as the Blue Hens kicked off their inaugural spring season this Monday and Tuesday at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge hosted by the University of Louisville.
North Carolina State easily captured the team title with an 858 score over three rounds, while Texas State finished 26 strokes behind with an 880 score. Miami (Fla.) was third at 895, while South Florida placed fourth at 904 and Louisville rounded out the top five at 910.
Freshman Amanda Terzian was the Blue Hens’ top finisher at the tournament, tying for 56th place in the individual standings with a 22 over par score of 74-79-85-238. Classmate Andrea Slane carded a seven over par 79 during Tuesday’s final round on the par 72, 6,211-yard course at Weston Hills Country Club, finishing in a tie for 66th place with a 25 over par 84-78-79-241.
Freshman Annie Bowlsby tied for 72nd place after finishing at 27 over par with an 80-76-87-243 for the tournament. Junior Frida Nilsson (at right) posted the best round by a Blue Hen on Tuesday with a four over par 76, and also finished in a tie for 72nd place with a 27 over par score of 86-81-76-243. Freshman Baralee Theinthong carded a 29 over par 84-77-84-145 for the tournament to finish in 76th place.
Delaware was playing without freshman Sarah Skurla, who led the Blue Hens with a 79.38 stroke average during the fall but will miss most of the spring season with a back injury.
North Carolina State teammates Brittany Marchand and Augusta James each tied for first place with a six under par 210, with Marchand winning the tiebreaker to earn medalist honors.
Delaware will take this coming weekend off before competing in the Richmond Invitational at St. James Plantation Golf Course in Southpost, N.C. on March 10-11.