NINETY SIX, S.C. - Charleston Southern wrapped up the final day of the 2019 Big South Women's Golf Championships on Saturday afternoon as the Buccaneers finished the year with a sixth-place team result against the field. Freshman Ellen Hume was sixth in the field individually in her first postseason event.
The Buccaneers and the rest of the Big South Conference played between 30-33 holes as the teams closed out the second round and played the entirety of the third round on Saturday at The Patriot at Grand Harbor. The entire tournament was condensed down to two days due to weather concerns with the first round postponed by over three hours due to rain.
CSU (+65) finished sixth overall in the field as the Bucs were limited to four players counting toward the team score after having a player withdraw in the first round. CSU put together its best round of the tournament in round two to move into fourth but faded down the stretch to finish the final round at +25 to card a 929 for the tournament.
No. 25 Campbell (+5) won the conference championship and the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. High Point (+33) finished second overall, while Winthrop (+58) rounded out the top three. USC Upstate (+61) and Presbyterian (+65) finished tied for fourth in the team standings.
High Point's Samantha Vodry (-4) took home the medalist title at the conference championships, while Campbell's Stacey White (-1) finished second in the field. Radford's Beatriz Mosquera Quintas (+2) and Campbell's Emily Hawkins (+2) tied for third, with CU's Isabell Ekstrom (+3) rounding out the top five.
Hume led Charleston Southern from start-to-finish in the conference championships as the London, England native sat among the Big South's leaders throughout the three-round event. After carding a first-round 71, Hume went 2-over-par, 74 in the second round. She wrapped up the event with a 75 to finish +4 on the weekend to take sixth overall.
Senior Andriel Aimua was the second among the Bucs and finished in a three-way tie for 16th in the field. Aimua went 78-75-77 to finish 14-over-par in the tournament. Her final two rounds were highlighted by four birdies, including three over a four-hole stretch in the final round.
Sophomore Daniela Intriago progressed through each of the three rounds to finish in a four-way tie for 26th in the field. She posted a trio of birdies in the second round to highlight her final day as she carded an 80-79-77 in the tournament.
Freshman Kathryn Thorne wrapped up her inaugural campaign with the Buccaneers placing 40th overall in the field. She finished 27-over-par in the tournament after wrapped up her final two rounds in 79-84.
News & Notes
- Hume's sixth-place finish was the Bucs best finish since the 2016 season when Hayley McNeill placed sixth overall in the field at the 2016 Big South Championships held in Georgetown, S.C. at the Debordieu Club.
- CSU was the second-best team in the field on Par 4's with the Bucs averaging 4.33 strokes per round on the holes
- CSU was third among the teams on Par 5's with the Bucs averaging 5.13 strokes per round.
- Hume was tied for second among all players with 10 birdies in the tournament, trailing only tournament medalist Samantha Vodry (14).