ETSU women defend championship, take 16-stroke victory over N.C. State
ETSU women defend championship, take 16-stroke victory over N.C. State
Sunday, March 6, 2005


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 6, 2005) - Thanks to second-place finishes from junior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) and freshman Maria Ringdahl (Oland, Sweden), the East Tennessee State University women's golf team made it two years in a row as champions of the Coca-Cola Terrier Intercollegiate Sunday at the Carolina Country Club. The win marks ETSU's third team championship in the past year.


With a two-round score of 631, the Lady Bucs overcame first-day leader Gardner-Webb and bested second-place North Carolina State by 16 strokes to capture the team championship. On the individual leaderboard, Berry College's Nicole Wildes held on to her first-day lead and took the title by two strokes over Barton, Ringdahl, and N.C. State's Lauren Harling and Colby Cobb.


Along with Barton and Ringdahl, senior Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, British Columbia) enjoyed a Top 10 finish in ninth place, while freshmen Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Colombia) and Cindy Phillips (Johnson City, Tenn.) ended the day tied for 16th and 21st, respectively.


The Lady Bucs will return to action on March 11 at the Lady Gamecock Classic hosted by the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. 

Coca-Cola Terrier Intercollegiate
Carolina Country Club -- Spartanburg, S.C.
Par: 72, Yardage: 5835
Sunday's Results - Final Round

Team Results
1. East Tennessee State 631
2. North Carolina State 647
3. High Point U. 650
Wofford College 650
5. Gardner-Webb Univ. 651
6. Citadel, The 674
7. Berry College 689
8. Tennessee Tech U. 691
9. Radford University 709
10. Jacksonville Univ. 726
11. South Carolina St. 916
Individual Results
1. Nicole Wildes, Berry 76-76=152
2. Lauren Harling, NC State 79-75=154
Ashley Barton, ETSU 78-76=154
Maria Ringdahl, ETSU 81-73=154
*Colby Cobb, NC State 76-78=154
ETSU Results
T2. Ashley Barton 78-76=154
T2. Maria Ringdahl 81-73=154
T9. Danielle O'Reilly 79-81=160
T16. Natalia Giraldo 81-83=164
T21. Cindy Phillips 84-82=166