Kumar Finishes Second At ECU Lady Pirate
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
GREENVILLE, North Carolina - UNCW sophomore Laverry Kumar posted a two-over-par 74 in the final round and finished in a four-way tie for second as the ECU Lady Pirate Intercollegiate concluded play Tuesday at the Greenville Country Club.
After holding a share of the individual lead following the opening 36 holes on Monday, Kumar's two-over-par finish gave the New Delhi, India product a tournament scorecard of three-under-par 213 (72-67-74), one stroke behind tournament champion Samantha Morrell of Old Dominion, who claimed medalist honors with a four-under-par (71-70-71=212) tournament result.
East Carolina's Amy Otteson (69-71-73=213), Maryland Juliet Vongphaumy (70-75-68=213) and Furman's Laura Wearn (71-69-73=213) all joined Kumar in a tie for second at three-under.
"Laverry had a fantastic tournament," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "She put herself in contention throughout the event and even had a chance to win on the final hole. I thought she played some great golf, especially today during a round that was wet and made the course play even longer than it normally does. She made some key saves and knocked down some lengthy putts as she handled herself really well under tough circumstances."
The Seahawks combined for a team score of 307 on Tuesday and finished in fifth place with a three-round total of 898 (300-291-307), three shots ahead of sixth-place East Tennessee State (305-293-303=901).
"I thought we were a little tight at the beginning," said Ho. "A few of the opening holes played tough but I was pleased with how we played those. The middle holes, especially No. 7 and No. 8, caused us some trouble and it was tough to get back on track. We just need to keep doing the little things. Today was the toughest round out of the three weather-wise and I felt that for the most part we held it together. We just need to keep working hard and prepare for the Landfall Tradition."
Maryland carded a 291 on Tuesday to move from third to first and capture the team title with a 54-hole scorecard of 879 (293-295-291). Colonial Athletic Association member Georgia State also made a move during the final round, jumping from fifth to second as the Panthers finished with an 882 (293-299-290) total. Host and second-round leader East Carolina claimed third after posting a 304 Tuesday for an 887 (292-291-304) result.
Senior Sofia Hagsund (74-76-76) and sophomore Lori Beth Adams (74-76-76) each posted a four-over-par 76 on the final 18 holes to complete the event in a tie for 28th at 10-over-par. Sophomore Jeanne Metivier (76-81-81=238/T-74th) and senior Alei Mitchell (76-76-87=239/T-77th) rounded out the Seahawks lineup while junior Alexa Park (84-83-89=256/100th) competed in the event as an individual entry.
UNCW wraps up its fall tournament schedule Oct. 28-30 when it hosts the 10th annual Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus Course.