College Golf

Conference championships advance to Match Play

The Gamecocks will try to hold the lead they built in the quarter-final round of Match Play at the SEC Championship when play resumes in the morning.

The first round was halted because of darkness with none of the four quarter-final matches being completed.

South Carolina held a 2-1-2 advantage over Alabama when play was stopped.

Hannah Darling and Louise Rydqvist held leads over their opponents nearing the end of their matches.

Auburn, LSU and Ole’ Miss were leading in the other matches on the course.

South Carolina dropped back to third place after the final round of stroke play qualifying.

The Gamecocks carded an even par round of 288, their best of the 54 hole tournament, but were passed by LSU.

The LSU Tigers were led by Ingrid Lindblad, to sweep past USC and take second seed in the Match Play championship seeding.

Lindblad, who won the Clemson Invitational in March, shot a final round 6-under par to win the individual championship along with helping her team move up in the seedings.

SEC Women’s Match Play bracket

SEC Women’s Championship scores

LSU’s Ingrid Lindblad won the SEC Women’s individual championship by a shot over Auburn’s Megan Schofill. (LSU Twitter photo)

Tigers finish fifth at the ACC Womens’s Championship

Clemson coach Kelley Hester talks over strategy with Tiger freshman Katherine Schuster. (Clemson Twitter photo)

At the start of the final round Clemson was within striking distance of earning a spot in the ACC Match Play championship, but a difficult third round left the Tigers in fifth place.

The top four teams advanced to the Match Play championship this weekend.

Wake Forest won the stroke play portion of the championship finishing 5-shots in front of runner-up Florida State. Duke finished third and Virginia claimed the last spot going foward.

The Cavaliers shot the best final round carding a 290 total while the Tigers posted their worst round of the event finishing the regulation 54 hole competition with a 15 over par 303 to miss the Match Play field by 10 shots.

Duke’s Phoebe Brinker won the individual ACC championship finishing at 10-under par to top her teammate Erica Shepherd by 6-shots for the conference title.

The Tigers were again led by freshman Melena Barrientos who finished at 2-over par in a tie for 10th place.

The Tigers national ranking, at 34, should get the team the opportunity to keep the season going in a NCAA Regional.

Six sites around the country will host regional tournaments beginning on May 9th.

ACC Women’s championship scores

Campbell wins Big South, USC Upstate advances to Match Play

Several college conference championships have advanced to the Match Play finals. ACC, SEC and Big South women's teams will play for championships this weekend.
The Campbell women’s team shower Big South individual champion Anna Nordfors winning the individual conference championship in the tournament being played at The Patriot near Ninety Six, SC. (Campbell twitter photo)

Campbell earned the top spot in the Big South Women’s Match Play championship after shooting an even par round of 288 to finish in first place after the qualifying portion of the championship.

Upstate finished 10 shots in front of third place Charleston Southern and will be the second seed in the quarter-finals being played at The Patriot near Ninety Six, SC.

Praew Nontarux shot her best round of the championship posting a 1-under par 71 to finish as the rrunner-up in the stroke play portion of the championship.

Anna Nordfors from Campbell was the Big South conference medalist finishing at 4-under par 212 for the three rounds.

Beem Pabsimma and Abigayle Hatcher from Upstate tied for 8th place in the final standings.

Upstate will now face Charleston Southern, the third seed out of stroke play, in a semi-final match on Saturday morning.

The winner will advance to play either Campebell or UNC Asheville in the championship match in the afternoon.

The winner of the Match Play competition earns the conferences automatic bid to an NCAA Regional.

Big South Women’s Championship scores

Lander in the hunt at Peach Belt Championship

Lander trails Flagler College after the first round of the Peach Belt Women’s Championship being played on the Sea Palms Course at St. Simons, Island, GA.

The Bearcats Hannah Stephenson is 2-shots behind first round leader Sophie Wheeler from Flagler .

Stephenson is in a second place tie with Madeline Ananthasane from North Georgia.

Lander’s Ella Nisson is two shots back in a tie for fourth place going into the second round on Saturday.

Lander’s Hannah Stephenson is tied for second place after the first round of the Peach Belt Championship on St. Simons Island,

Peach Belt Women’s Championship scores

The Peach Belt Men’s championship is being played at the same location and Flagler also leads the men’s championship after the first round.

Lander’s Maxime Legros, like Stephenson at the Women’s championship, is in second place trailing the leader, Mauro Baez from Flagler by 2-shots for the individual lead.

Peach Belt Men’s Championship scores

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