WALLACE, N.C. (March 9, 2021) – Tereza Melecka and Julia Goodson both posted top-10 finishes to help guide the ETSU women’s golf team – who set two program records in the tournament – to a third-place showing at the River Landing Classic, which concluded play on Tuesday from the Landing Course in Wallace, N.C.
Melecka, who fired a 5-under in second round play that was completed on Tuesday morning, shot a 2-under 70 in the final round en route to finishing tied for fourth at 8-under-par 208. For the tournament, Melecka led the 72-player field in par-5 scoring with a 4.33 average, while her nine birdies were tied for the third-most over the 54-hole tournament. Overall, this marked Melecka’s fifth collegiate top-five finish and first of the season.
Goodson recorded her second top-10 finish this season as she placed tied for ninth. The Buccaneer grad transfer played the final 36 holes at 5-under to finish with a tournament score of 2-under-par 214, marking the lowest 54-hole score of her collegiate career. Goodson tallied four birdies in today’s final round, including two over her last four holes.
High Point’s Sarah Kahn rallied from five shots down entering the final round to earn medalist honors at 13-under-par 203. Kahn carded an 8-under 64 in the final round to win by two strokes over Coastal Carolina’s Nicole Abelar, while East Carolina’s Julie Boysen Hillestad – the 36-hole leader – placed third at 9-under-par 207.
The Bucs, who set a program record with their lowest round at 10-under 278 in round two, placed third at 10-under-par 854 - which was also a new 54-hole school record. The Blue and Gold shot 3-under 285 in the final round and just missed catching Coastal Carolina for runner-up as the Chanticleers totaled an 11-under-par 853. ETSU led the 13-team field in par-5 scoring at 10-under, while they totaled the most birdies with 29.
East Carolina won the team title at 15-under-par 849.
Warda Amira Rawof and Grace Chin both tied for 16th at 2-over-par 218, while Blanca Porta placed 21st at 3-over-par 219. Chin registered her lowest collegiate round on Tuesday thanks to bagging five birdies en route to firing a 2-under 70 in round three.
After three straight weeks of competition, the Bucs return to action on Monday, March 22 when ETSU heads to Atlanta for the Pinetree Women’s Collegiate.
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