GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s golf team wrapped up the annual Bryan National Collegiate Sunday in windy conditions at the Bryan Park Champions Course, co-hosted by the Spartans and Wake Forest. The third and final round was play in winds that exceeded 30 MPH at times, leading to higher scores across the board.
The field includes co-hosts UNCG and No. 19 Wake Forest along with No. 3 Duke, No. 8 South Carolina, No. 13 Clemson, No. 17 Northwestern, No. 18 Florida, No. 22 Michigan State, No. 23 NC State, No. 26 Ohio State, No. 27 North Carolina, Virginia, Louisville, Florida State, Tennessee, College of Charleston, Penn State and UNCW.
The Spartans as a team finished in 18th place with a score of 1011 while No. 3 Duke led wire-to-wire with an 882 score, besting South Carolina by 21 strokes (903). Celine Boutier of Duke won the individual honors with an even-par 216 (72-71-73) as her final round score of 1-over par was the best round of the day. Boutier held off Ashlan Ramsey of Clemson for the individual title as Ramsey finished 1-over par 217 (72-71-74).
Junior Berglind Bjornsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik) was the Spartans’ top finisher in 82nd place with a 54-hole score of 240 (79-80-81). Sophomore Sammie Buchanan (Bluffton, S.C./Bluffton) was the second finisher with a 247 (74-82-91). Freshman Kristin Powers (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) withdrew from the final two rounds due to an injury so UNCG was down to just four golfers, meaning all four scores had to count on the team total.