STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – UNCG freshman Fanny Cnops shot her lowest round of the NCAA East Regional on Saturday, moving her up six spots on the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 41st place at Penn State's Blue Course.
The Gent, Belgium, native and SoCon Player of the Year carded a final-round 73, giving her a cumulative score of 224 (75-76-73) for the competition.
Cnops started on the 10th hole Saturday, firing four birdies and two bogeys on the back nine to make the turn at 2-under. She had four bogeys and a birdie on the front nine, however, to finish 1-over for the day.
Cnops was making UNCG's first NCAA regional appearance since Jenny Gleason represented the Spartans in 2003.
Texas A&M's Katerina Ruzickova held on to win the individual title, beating Jennifer Kirby of Alabama by two strokes. Ruzickova finished with a final score of 213 (67-73-73). Ruzickova and Kirby (71-74-70=215) were the only two players to finish under par for the tournament.
South Carolina won the team title, notching an overall total of 873 (288-294-291). The Gamecocks, who led the tournament wire-to-wire, beat the runners-up from Texas A&M by five strokes.
The top eight teams (South Carolina, Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Arizona State, Michigan State and Duke) and top two individuals not on those teams (Kelsey Vines of Oklahoma State and Margarita Ramos of Arizona) advanced to the NCAA Championship on May 22-25.
T41. Fanny Cnops 75-76-73=224
Top 10 teams
1. South Carolina 288-294-291=873
T2. Texas A&M 296-296-286=878
T2. Texas 296-300-282=878
T4. Alabama 292-297-290=879
T4. Florida 294-297=288=879
T6. Arizona State 303-298-286=887
T6. Michigan State 300-304-283=887
T6. Duke 302-293-292=887
9. Arizona 302-296-293=891
10. Campbell 313-290-290=893
Top 10 individuals
1. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M 67-73-73=213
2. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama 71-74-70=215
T3. Katie Burnett, South Carolina 72-71-73=216
T3. Lindy Duncan, Duke 73-72-71=216
T3. Justine Lee, Arizona State 74-73-69=216
T3. Lindsey Solberg, Michigan State 74-75-67=216
T7. Evan Jensen, Florida 72-74-71=217
T7. Katelyn Sepmoree, Texas 74-74-69=217
T7. Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State 73-75-69=217
T10. Michelle Koh, Campbell 78-69-71=218
T10. Margarita Ramos, Arizona 75-73-70=218
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