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April 17, 2011
GREENSBORO, NC - North Carolina captured their second team title at the 2011 ACC Women’s Golf Championship, held Friday through Sunday, April 15-17, at Sedgefield Country Club, (Par 71, 6,185 yards), in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina finished (875, +23) 24 strokes ahead of second place Duke (899).
North Carolina Head Coach Jan Mann said, “We had a great fall and our spring was very up and down. I knew we had an extremely talented team and I knew that we would have to play exceptionally well. To be honest, I did not think we would win the tournament by this large of a margin. We have some great teams in the ACC and they always perform well. For our team to come out and play as they did was pretty special.”
North Carolina captured their first team title in 1992 at Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance, N.C. with a two-stroke victory over Florida State. Virginia finished third at 903, Wake Forest (904) fourth, Florida State (911) fifth, Maryland (930) sixth, NC State (937) seventh, Miami (938) eighth and Boston College (967) ninth.
For the third year in a row, Wake Forest captured the individual title as Cheyenne Woods (Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.) finished seven strokes ahead of North Carolina’s Allie White (Jr., Lancaster, Ohio) with a 5-under 208 score. White finished second at two-over 215. Woods said, “Today, I really felt confident all day and knew I could hit the shots that I wanted to. That was important on this course because the greens are so slick that you have to land the ball in the right spots.” Wake Forest’s Natalie Sheary (Sr., West Hartford, Conn.) won the individual title in 2009 while fellow teammate Michelle Shin (So., Cape Coral, Fla.) captured the title last year.
North Carolina’s Catherine O’Donnell (Jr. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) finished individually in third place with a four-over par 217. Duke’s Lindy Duncan (So., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) placed fourth at six-over par 219. Maryland’s Jessie Hollandsworth (Jr., Floyd, Va.) finished in fifth place with a seven-over par 220.
Three individuals tied for seventh place individually with scores of 222 - Florida State’s Macarena Silva (Sr., Santiago, Chile), North Carolina’s Casey Grice (Fr., College Station, Tex.) and Virginia’s Brittany Altomare (So, Shrewsbury, Mass.). NC State’s Brittany Marchand (Fr., Orangeville, Ontario, Canada) led her Wolfpack team with a 230 score and tied for 17th individually. Top scorer for Miami was senior Maria Ronderos (Sr., Bogota, Columbia) who finished in a tied for 21st place while Boston College senior Kelsey Rockey (Sr., Southlake, Tex.) was the top performer for the Eagles and finished tied for 30th place individually.