Greensboro, N.C. – Western Carolina girls’s golf completed off a tremendously robust effort on the Aggie Invitational, matching the third-lowest spherical in program historical past with a final-round 284 on Tuesday to cruise to its second match championship to start out the season on the par-72, 6,323-yard Gamers Course at Bryan Park. The Catamounts obliterated the varsity’s 54-hole document of 872 set a 12 months in the past by 24 strokes, ending with a program-best 848 over the three-round occasion.
Senior Madison Isaacson claimed particular person medalist honors on the power of a school-record 54-hole rating of 10-under par 206. The Greensboro, N.C., product was seven strokes higher than the earlier faculty benchmark of 213 shot by Amy Wooten again within the spring of 2019. Isaacson carded rounds of 69, 70, and 67, every of which both matched or bested her earlier low collegiate spherical.
Paced by Isaacson, the Catamounts held the highest 5 positions within the ultimate standings with 4 of its scoring 5 and one particular person amassed on the prime of a Purple and Gold-laden leaderboard. Isaacson matched her finest profession end after tying for the Judaculla Cup championship again in 2019. The following 4 within the standings for WCU – runner-up Elizabeth Lohbauer, freshman Brie Mapanao in third, redshirt freshman Kayleigh Baker in fourth and particular person competitor Kaitlyn Wingnean in fifth-place – every posted the very best end and 54-hole scores of their profession.
Tied with Isaacson for the person lead after 36 holes, Lohbauer got here dwelling second with a 2-over par ultimate spherical of 74 for a three-round whole of 3-under par 213. The Venice, Fla., native edged out Mapanao for the runner-up spot by one stroke because the Australian-born striker completed third at 2-under par 214, matching her career-low spherical of 71 over the ultimate 18 holes.
Rounding out WCU’s aspect was Baker in fourth at 1-over par 217, ending with an even-par spherical on Tuesday, and Greensboro native Victoria Ladd in a tie for seventh with a 54-hole rating of 225.
Enjoying unattached, Kaitlyn Wingnean got here dwelling fifth with a rating of 6-over par 222 with freshman Sadler Miller capturing 228 to complete in a tie for 14th in a stable collegiate debut.
WCU outpaced the sphere by 53 whole strokes as runner-up Appalachian State completed second at 901 and Alabama State was third with a rating of 910. Host North Carolina A&T completed fourth at 928 with Elon rounding out the five-team subject at 936. The crew win was the third underneath head coach Courtney Gunter together with victories the primary two weeks of the 2022-23 season.
Western Carolina returns to motion Oct. 3-4 because it travels to Florida for the Jupiter Ladies’s Invitational, hosted by Florida Atlantic on the Jonathan’s Touchdown Golf Membership. Hold monitor of all the pieces associated to Catamount girls’s golf and WCU Athletics via its social media shops on Fb (fb.com/catamountsports), Instagram (@wcu_catamounts), and Twitter (@catamounts, @CatamountWGolf).
1 – Western Carolina – 278 – 286 – 284 = 848 (-16)
1 – Madison Isaacson – 69-70-67 = 206 (-10)
2 – Elizabeth Lohbauer – 69-70-74 = 213 (-3)
3 – Brie Mapanao – 71-72-71 = 214 (-2)
4 – Kayleigh Baker – 69-76-72 = 217 (+1)
T7 – Victoria Ladd – 74-74-77 = 225 (+9)
5 – Kaitlyn Wingnean (ind.) – 72-75-75 = 222 (+6)
T14 – Sadler Miller (ind.) – 77-73-78 = 228 (+12)
Weekly guidelines for @CatamountWGolf:
?Faculty-record spherical (278 in spherical 1)
?Particular person medalist (Madison Isaacson)
?Second-straight crew title to start out 2022-23
? (One other) Championship selfie
— Western Carolina Athletics (@Catamounts) September 27, 2022