BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team concluded its inaugural fall season by finishing eighth out of 12 teams this Monday and Tuesday at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic hosted by Campbell University.
After posting a 330 team score during Monday’s opening round, the Blue Hens improved to 323 in the second and 322 during the third to finish the tournament with a 975 score. The host Camels captured the team title at 902, while Illinois finished second at 923. Georgetown came in third at 940, while Wichita State was fourth at 945 and Old Dominion finished fifth at 950.
After carding a 77 during her opening round, Delaware freshman Sarah Skurla fired an 11 over par 83 in the second and a nine over par 81 during the third on the par 72, 6,012-yard course at Keith Hills Country Club. Skurla was the Blue Hens’ top finisher at the tournament, tying for 27th place in the individual standings with a 25 over par score of 77-83-81-241.
Fellow freshman Annie Bowlsby had a solid tournament for the Blue Hens, following her opening round 80 with a pair of nine over par 81 rounds on Tuesday. Bowlsby finished the tournament tied for 31st place with a 26 over par 80-81-81-242.
Andrea Slane (at right) had the best day by a Blue Hen, rebounding from an opening round 89 by carding a pair of six over par 78 rounds on Tuesday. Slane, who posted four birdies on the day, tied for 37th place at 89-78-78-245, 29 over par.
Baralee Theinthong also improved from her opening round of 86, carding a nine over par 81 and a 10 over par 82 on Tuesday. Theinthong carded a 33 over par 86-81-82-249 to finish tied for 43rd place at the tournament.
After opening with an 88, Amanda Terzian responded with a five over par 77 during a second round in which she recorded three birdies. Terzian then finished with an 86 during her final round, ending the tournament tied for 49th place with a 35 over par 88-77-86-251.
Junior Frida Nilsson, who recorded an 87 on Monday, followed with a 92 and an 86 on Tuesday to finish in 61st place with a 49 over par score of 87-92-86-265. Freshman Emma Sills, who carded a 94-93-92-279, 63 over par, finished in 66th place at the invitational.
The tournament wraps up a successful fall campaign for the Blue Hens, who placed among the top 10 in all five tournaments, including a pair of top five finishes. Delaware opens its 2012 spring season on February 27-28 when the Blue Hens compete in the Louisville Invitational at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Fla.