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March 3, 2024 10:28 pm

Morelli ties for third, Mount Olive finishes fifth

SNOW HILL – Junior Victoria Morelli climbed three positions on the leaderboard during the final round to tie for third overall, as the University of Mount Olive women’s golf team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships on April 18 while competing at the Cutter Creek Golf Club.

The Trojans posted their lowest round of the tournament on the final day with a 23-over 311. Mount Olive finished fifth in the team standings at the nine-team event with an 81-over 945 (315-319-311). UNC-Pembroke secured its second straight conference title after firing the two lowest rounds as a team at the three-day event and finished with a 57-over 921 (312-304-305). Erskine placed second overall by one-stroke with a 25-over 936 (314-309-313) and Converse finished third in the standings with a 73-over 936 (315-309-313).

Morelli produced her career-best finish at the conference championships and earned all-tournament honors after tying for third overall. She recorded her lowest round of the event on the final day with a one-over 73 and finished with a nine-over 225 (75-77-73). Morelli carded four birdies in the final round and played the front nine at even-par. She tied for third in the field with seven birdies while totaling 30 pars.

Senior Emma Leclercq leaped one position on the leaderboard after carding two birdies on the front nine before finishing with a four-over 76 on Tuesday. She secured ninth-place and all-tournament status with a 15-over 231 (77-78-76) after leading the team with 34 pars over three rounds. Senior Grace Olmstead posted a 13-over 85 in the final round to tie for 28th overall with a 29-over 245 (79-81-85). Freshman Violette Daudin fired her lowest round of the tournament with an eight-over 80 and played the front nine at two-over par. She placed 31st in her first appearance at the championship event with a 32-over 248 (85-83-80). Senior Elise Davies rounded out the team with a 10-over 82 in the third round and tied for 33rd overall with a 36-over 252 (84-86-82).

UNC-Pembroke redshirt senior Amanda Harmin earned medalist honors following a two-hole playoff after carding a three-over 75 in the final round to finish seven-over 223 (73-75-75) at the league championships.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics