GREENSBORO, N.C. - Juliet Vongphoumy led Maryland with a15th place finish as the Terps wrapped up the final day of the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship Saturday.
Vongphoumy finished with a 225 after shooting a 76 in the third round. She recorded a 72 and a 77 in the first and second round, respectively. Freshman Alexandria Papell did well in her first conference tournament, posting a 230 after notching a 76 Saturday, her best mark of the championship.
Heidi Baek finished tied for 41st with a 235 (76-80-79) and Emily Gimpel was close behind, tying for 46th with a 238 (84-74-82). Jessica Gregory was one-stroke off Gimpel, taking 48th with a 239 (81-79-79).
“We certainly had our chances this week…we started in fifth place after round one and gradually slipped as the week went on,” head coach Jason Rodenhaver said. “The ACC has eight teams in the top 30 in the country, so we knew they would get stronger as the week went. The positive is we were able to compete with the best in the country but our inconsistency throughout our lineup caught up with us.
“We are certainly going to miss Emily's leadership. We saw Juliet resurface as a legitimate all-conference player and Alexandria certainly emerged as a top of the lineup player for us. Hopefully the girls will commit to a competitive summer schedule and come back ready to go in the fall.”
Maryland finished tied for ninth with Clemson in the team standings, two strokes shy of eighth-place Wake Forest. Duke captured the title, posting a three-round team total of 862.