Terps Finish 17th at Regionals
May 12, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Freshman Juliet Vongphoumy carded the second-lowest NCAA regional score for a Terrapin golfer all-time Saturday to lead the Maryland women's golf team to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA East Regional at the par-72, 6,253-yard Blue Course at Penn State Golf Courses. The Terps finished with a 914 (303-307-304), which is the second-lowest team score all-time in NCAA competition.
Vongphoumy tallied two birdies on the front nine to enter the turn at 1-under, but double bogeys on No. 14 and No. 17 caused Vongphoumy to finish with a 3-over 75. The Providence, R.I., native finished the tournament with a 5-over 221 (68-78-75) and in a tie for 19th.
Senior Jessica Hollandsworth wrapped up her collegiate career with a 12-over 228 (77-74-77) and in a tie for 65th.
Sophomore Emily Gimpel fired the Terps' lowest round of the afternoon. Gimpel carded a 1-over 73 and tallied birdies on No. 2, No. 3 and No. 13. She finished tied for 76th with a 14-over 230 (78-79-73).
South Carolina won the regional with an 873. The Gamecocks advance to the NCAA Championship along with Alabama, Arizona State, Duke, Florida, Michigan State, Texas and Texas A&M.
Texas A&M's Katerina Ruzickova led wire-to-wire to win the regional title with a 3-under 213.