Mount Olive Jumps Four Places - Ties For Fifth At Wingate Women's Golf Pinehurst Challenge

Mount Olive Jumps Four Places - Ties For Fifth At Wingate Women's Golf Pinehurst Challenge

All five Mount Olive golfers bettered their first round scores as the Trojans shaved 25 strokes off of their first round team score and jumped four places to finish in a tie for fifth place out of 14 teams at the Wingate University Women's Golf Pinehurst Challenge in Pinehurst, N.C. Emelie Andersson, who finished ninth out of 89 golfers, improved by nine strokes, while Virginia Lane and Emy Ohling each improved by seven strokes.

Stef King shot four shots lower and Julie Loennechen was two shots better in the second round. The 36-hole tournament concluded Tuesday.

Andersson recovered from an 83 Monday to fire a 74 Tuesday for a 36-hole score of 157. She carded the fourth lowest score of the second round.

Lane, who also overcame a first-round 83, tied for 12th with a 159 after shooting a 76 Tuesday. Ohling rebounded from a 90 Monday to card an 83 Tuesday for a 36-hole score of 173, placing her in a tie for 45th.

Loennechen (84-82—166) tied for 27th and King (93-89—182) tied for 67th.

After ending Monday's first round in ninth place with a team score of 340, Mount Olive carded a 315 Tuesday, matching the second lowest 18-hole team score in school history. The Trojans set a new record with a 305 last week at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational.

Mount Olive placed the highest out of seven Conference Carolinas teams competing.

Tournament host Wingate overcame a three-shot deficit to win the team championship.

After competing in tournaments in three consecutive weeks, the Trojans are idle until April 8-9 when they play host to the Mount Olive College Spring Invitational.