WILMINGTON, N.C. - The North Carolina women's golf team finished in a tie for 11th place after registering a team score of a 60-over 924. Elizabeth Mallett and Katherine Perry, each with a 2-over 74, had the top contributions to the Tar Heel day three score of an 18-over 306.
Sophomore Elizabeth Mallett completed the tournament with a 12-over 228 to finish in a tie for 27th place. Mallett, from Sutton Coldfield, England, fired a 3-over 75 in the first round, a 7-over 79 in the second round, and a 2-over 74 in the third round. Also recording a 2-over 72 in the third round, senior Katherine Perry finished the tournament in 74th place. Perry, from Cary, N.C., also registered a 12-over 84 in the first round and a 9-over 81 for a total 23-over 239. From Maitland, Fla., sophomore Samantha Marks scored a 6-over 78 on day three, contributing to her 15-over 231 overall score. Marks ended in a tie for 41st place after she also carded a 6-over 78 on day two and a 3-over 75 on day one. Jackie Chang, a senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., finished in the best place for the Tar Heels at 21st with a 10-over 226. Chang fired a 1-under in round one, a 3-over 73 in round two, and an 8-over 80 in round three. The final Tar Heel, junior Maia Schechter, carded a 9-over 81 in the third round and ended in a tie for 88th place. Schechter, from Takoma Park, Md., recorded a 16-over 88 in the first round and an 11-over 83 in the second round, for a complete score of a 36-over 252.
Alabama smoked its competition with a 3-over 867. In the field of 18 teams, Duke came in second with an 11-over 875 and Clemson came in third with a 33-over 897. South Carolina and Wake Forest came in fourth and fifth with a 40-over 904 and a 42-over 906, respectively. In a tie for sixth place, Michigan State and Arizona each registered a 46-over 910.
Alabama's Stephanie Meadow fired a 3-under 213 to lead the field of 96 women. Yu Liu from Duke and Emma Tally from Alabama finished in second and third with a 1-under 215 and a 1-over 217, respectively. In a three-way tie for fourth at a 3-over 219 were Duke's Laetitia Beck, South Carolina's Katelyn Dambaugh, and Michigan State's Liz Nagel.
The Landfall Tradition was a 54-hole event on the par 72, 6,244-yard layout Pete Dye Course. The Tar Heels will return in the spring at the Northrup Grumman Challenge on February 9-11. The tournament will be held on the Palos Verdes Golf Club course, a par 71, 6,219-yard layout.