NCST breaks multiple records in win
Marchand captures individual title at Sir Pizza Cards Challenge
WESTON, Fla. -- Paced by four golfers finishing in the top-four spots, NC State coasted to a 22-shot victory at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge on Tuesday afternoon. The Wolfpack fired a final round 282, and finished 6-under 858 for the three rounds played over the last two days.
The team score of 858 sets a new school record for a three-round tournament score. The previous best was an 864 set last season at the Cougar Classic.
The Pack's final round of 282 on Tuesday also sets a school record for lowest team round, the previous best was the Pack's 287 in the second round yesterday and also last year at the Cougar Classic.
The victory is the team's second of the 2011-12 school year, as the Pack won the Cardinal Cup, also hosted by Louisville, back in the fall.
Brittany Marchand and Augusta James topped the field with each finishing at 6-under par (210) for the tournament, with Marchand bringing home medalist honors after she won the playoff.
This victory marks the second for Marchand in her young career, last year as a freshman she earned medalist honors at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic.
Marchand came back from three shots back to start the final round, with her 3-under 69 on the day. James, who held the lead after the first two rounds, shot an even-par 72 on Tuesday. They were the only two of 81 golfers in the field to finish under par.
Amanda Baker and Ana Menendez finished among four golfers that tied for fourth place at 3-over 219. In Tuesday's final round, Menendez shot a tournament best 4-under 68.
Vivian Tsuifinished 39th at 16-over 232 for the Wolfpack.
Maureen Dunnagan competed as an individual, and finished in 19th place at 10-over 226. After a first round 81, Dunnagan recovered with rounds of 72 and 73 to close the tournament.