GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s golf program will host the annual UNCG/Starmount Fall Classic Monday and Tuesday at the Starmount Country Club in Greensboro. The 54-hole event will see 36 holes played Monday with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start while the third and final round will begin Tuesday with an 9 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring will be available on Golf Stat with links at www.uncgspartans.com.
The par-71 course at Starmount Forest Country Club will play at 6,265 yards for the 16-team event. Teams participating in this year’s tournament include UNCG, Campbell, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Elon, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Jacksonville, James Madison, Maryland, North Florida, Richmond, Stetson, Western Carolina, Wofford and an individual from Clemson will round out the 84-player field.
East Tennessee State won the tournament by an impressive 24 strokes as the Buccaneers fired an even-par 852 (287-283-282). ETSU had four players finish in the top six of the tournament in Sian Evans (2), Gabriella Wahl (4), Chloe Garner (5) and Lourdes Lopez (6). Defending Starmount champion Maryland finished second with a three-round score of 876 (287-291-298), led by Juliet Vongphoumy finished third with a 213 (71-69-73).
East Carolina’s Frida Gustafsson Spang won the individual title with a 7-under par 206 as she shot a tournament-low 66 in round one before posting back-to-back 1-under pars in the final two rounds.
UNCG was paced by senior Courtney Taylor (Gastonia, N.C/Ashbrook), who finished in a tie for 40th place with a 229 (80-73-76). Berglind Bjornsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik) placed 49th in the event with a score of 232 (81-75-76).