Cnops posts runner-up finish at Bryan National; UNCG ninth 04-07-2012

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BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – UNCG capped off the Bryan National Collegiate with an exciting move up the leaderboard Sunday, firing its best round of the tournament to finish ninth. Spartan freshman Fanny Cnops continued her impressive rookie campaign with a runner-up finish individually.

The Spartans shot 294 Sunday to jump into the top 10 in the 17-team field. The score was the second-best of the day behind only Duke's 289. UNCG shot 306 in the first round and 300 on Saturday for the three-round total of 900.

Cnops finished 2-under par for the three-day tournament with a score of 214. The Belgium native, who shot 71 in the final round, finished two strokes behind Duke's Lindy Duncan, the No. 1 player in the country.

Cnops' top-10 finish was the seventh of her young career.

Ana Lucia Martinez shot 75 in her final round to tie for 16th place at 223 (75-73-75).

Courtney Taylor had a monster day Sunday, closing the tournament with an even par 72 to put her at 231 (79-80-72). Her solid final round moved her up 26 spots on the individual leaderboard to finish tied for 50th.

Begona Sarabia moved up one spot to finish tied for 69th, firing a 77 Sunday for a total of 234 (80-77-77). Berglind Bjornsdottir finished the 54-hole event tied for 82nd overall (79-86-76=241). Kelly Berry, who played as an individual, improved each round of play and finished in 93rd place with 272 (98-90-84).

No. 14 Tennessee (293-291-298=882) outlasted No. 10 Duke (298-295-289=882) in a one-hole playoff to become the 2012 team champion. UNCG finished ahead of three teams ranked in the top 25 nationally including NC State (21), Michigan State (24) and Virginia (25).

The Spartans will travel to Hilton Head, S.C., April 15-16 for the Southern Conference Championships.

9. UNCG    306-300-294=900

2. Fanny Cnops    73-70-71=214
T16. Ana Lucia Martinez    75-73-75=223
T50. Courtney Taylor    79-80-72=231
T69. Begona Sarabia    80-77-77=234
T82. Berglind Bjornsdottir    79-86-76=241

93. Kelly Berry*    98-90-84=272

* Playing as individual

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