Women's Golf Ties For 2nd In Match Play Championship

Women's Golf Ties For 2nd In Match Play Championship

Mount Olive posted three of the top eight scores, but Queens swept the field with the top four positions in the Conference Carolinas Match Play Championships at The Challenge Golf Club in Graham, N.C. Monday afternoon. With the win, Queens defended its team championship.

Mount Olive matched King in defeating North Greenville and losing to Queens. The Trojans tied King to share second place in the tournament's new format. Queens finished 3-0 to win.

As it has all weekend, Mount Olive got balanced scoring from all five players. Julie Leonnechen and Virginia Lane shared team honors by shooting 79s to finish tied for sixth individually on the par-72 course, finishing three shots off the winning pace of Queens players Laura Belanger and Grace Glaze.

Emelie Andersson was one shot back at 80, including a 37 on the back nine. Emy Ohling took 12th with an 81 and Stefany King was 18th at 86.

In the tournament's new format, the top four teams from the weekend's stroke play event advanced to Monday's competition. The Trojans won stroke play by nine. On Monday, the individual golfers were matched against each other with the winner earning a point for her school. The team with the most points earned the conference title.

Mount Olive would have won an automatic berth to the NCAA Division II Championships, however, Conference Carolinas does not receive an automatic berth for women.