Women’s Golf: Tribe takes sixth at CAA championship; Choi and Olberding shine

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The College came in sixth at the CAA championship, beating out James Madison and Hofstra. COURTESY PHOTO / TRIBE ATHLETICS.

William and Mary rounded out its season by placing sixth in the Colonial Athletic Association championship in Southport, North Carolina this weekend with a score of 950 (+86).

The Tribe’s top finisher was junior Elizabeth Choi, who finished the tournament at 232 (+16) and tied for 10th place. This was Choi’s third top-10 finish of the season and the best CAA tournament score of her career.

Sophomore Allison Olberding also came up big for the College. Olberding was tied with Choi for much of the tournament and ended up taking 14th place, shooting a 234 (+18).

Friday, Choi and Olberding were tied for 14th place. Both fired a 78 (+6), just six strokes away from the individual leader. The College ended the first round tied for fifth place, finishing the day at 321 (+33).

In the second round, Choi and Olberding were still tied, this time bumped up to 10th place, both shooting a 76 (+4) in Saturday’s competition for a total score of 154 (+10) so far in the championship. They once again led the way for the Tribe, which finished out the second round tied for sixth place, firing a 313 (+25) Saturday.

Sunday’s final round of competition left Choi tied for 10th, Olberding tied for 14th and the College in sixth place in the CAA. The Tribe’s score for the final round was 316 (+28).

Charleston held on to the team title throughout the entire tournament, firing a 910 (+46) to take first. The Tribe was also bested by Delaware with 920 (+56), Towson at 931 (+67), Elon at 934 (+70) and North Carolina-Wilmington at 937 (+73). The College’s sixth-place score of 950 (+86) was enough to beat out James Madison at 952 (+88) and Hofstra at 1052 (+188).

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