William and Mary travelled to Greenville, N.C. to compete at the Pirate Collegiate Classic Sept. 23-24. The Tribe finished eighth with a 926 (+62), while host East Carolina won the event with an 876 (+12).
Entering the first round, freshman Cindy Zhou continued her strong start to her collegiate career, having led the Tribe in scoring with a 144 (+9) to tie for 21st at the end of the day. She tied for a team-low in the first round with a 78 (+6) before shooting the best score of the day with a 75 (+3) at the end of the second round.
Senior Allison Olberding and junior Madison Braman scored just behind Zhou, carding 78 (+6) each in both rounds. Freshman Mimi Taylor made her debut in the event, having tied third in the event with 24 pars; likewise, Zhou tired for third in birdies. Ultimately, the Tribe shot a 313 (+25) and a 311 (+23) on the first day.
Entering day two of the tournament, the Tribe shot a 302 (+14) in the final round of the Pirate Collegiate Classic. Zhou had the best round of her collegiate career, having shot 71 (-1) in the final round. She was ultimately just short of the top 10, having carded a 224 (+8). In additional numbers, Zhao tied for second in par four scoring at four-over par, and birdies with 11.
The College seeks to improve its numbers at the Starmount Fall Classic from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 at the Starmount Golf Club in Greensboro, N.C.