PALM COAST, Fla. – The 2016-17 season came to a close for the Tulane women’s golf team as the Green Wave placed eighth at 896 (+32) at the 2017 American Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship.
Tulane battled through Tuesday’s final round on the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort seeking chances to move up the leaderboard, but the Wave faltered with an 18-hole score of 304 (+16). Freshman Gabrielle Correia and redshirt freshman Elise Genoux each carded a 75 (+3) to lead the way for the Olive and Blue.
Correia was the team’s top individual at the championship, finishing tied for 18th at 222 (+6). Starting the round on the 10th hole, she was at one over par going into her final nine holes. The Yorktown Heights, N.Y., native got to even par through 11 holes, but bogeyed three of her last seven to close the round at three over par.
Genoux, who placed 25th at 225 (+9) for the tournament, also completed the final round at three over par. She started the final round even through her first six holes, but stumbled over the next three to stand at three over par going into her final nine holes. The Gien, France, native held that score over the front nine with a bogey on the third hole and a birdie on the sixth hole.
Freshman Haydyn Gibson and sophomore Sofia Goicoechea each posted a 77 (+5) to round out Tulane’s scoring for the final round.
“We had two pretty good days leading up to today,” said head coach Lorne Don. “We were looking to close out the tournament on a good note, but we really didn’t do that. We had some good stretches but we fell a little bit flat today.”
TULANE AT THE 2017 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
8th of 9 • 294-298-304=896 (+32)
T18 – Gabrielle Correia – 72-75-75=222 (+6)
25 – Elise Genoux – 74-76-75=225 (+9)
T26 – Haydyn Gibson – 71-78-77=226 (+10)
T29 – Sofia Goicoechea – 77-74-77=228 (+12)
T38 – Laura Munoz – 78-73-80=231 (+15)