Although we set our clocks back an hour for daylight savings and began to adjust to shorter days, nothing seemed to phase the Niners in Macon, Ga. as they were able to grab their second tournament win to close out the fall season in the Idle Hour Collegiate.
Not only was Charlotte able to put up an overall score of -3 over the course of three rounds Nov. 4-5, but they also led the field in par-three scorings at -2 and par-five scorings at -4 along with finishing second in par-four scorings at +5.
Sophomore Cecilie Finne-Ipsen led the Niners in individual scores with an overall score of -7 to cap off their 14 shot lead over second-place Mercer. Her three rounds included 13 birdies, two eagles, and shot 69, 67 and 73 to tie for the top spot with Georgia Southerner Ella Ofstedahl.
Siarra Stout led the juniors on the team shooting a 73, 72 and 70 for an overall sixth-place finish (-1), just one spot ahead of Jillian Farrel who shot two 73s and a 72 to tie for seventh (+2). Just two spots behind her was Ashley Fowler who was able to improve each of her rounds shooting a 75, 73 and 71 to tie for ninth place overall with a score of +3.
After a tough opening two rounds, junior Ellinor Sudow was able to capitalize on the final round on Nov. 5 with a score of 70 that ultimately led her to tie for 36th overall.
In her collegiate debut, freshman Kennedy Carroll was able to show steady improvement each round scoring 81, 78 and 76 and even scored four birdies to close out the tournament on Nov. 5.
With the last tournament in the books, Coach Holly Clark and the Niners look to ride this wave of momentum into their offseason training to get ready for their first 2020 spring tournament in Seal Beach, Cal. for the Gold Rush Invitational Feb. 24-25.