With inclement weather in the forecast for Tuesday, Monday was a marathon day with 36 holes played over two, 18-hole rounds under a shotgun format to complete the 54-hole tournament. The Green Wave posted identical +19 (307) scores in the morning’s second round and afternoon’s third round to slip four spots in the final team standings among a field that featured 11 of the nation’s top 60 teams.
Sophomore Laura Munoz, playing as an individual, posted a stellar second day to finish tied for 10th at +1 (217) among the 90 golfers competing. She put together two sub-par rounds, closing with a -2 (70) final round to bounce back from a +4 (76) second round earlier in the day. The Ibague, Colombia, native was nearly mistake-free over her final 18 holes with only one bogey against three birdies on the fifth, sixth and 10th holes.
Among Tulane’s scoring quintet, sophomore Sofia Goicoechea led the way finishing tied for 28th at +7 (223). Redshirt freshman Elise Genoux provided the day’s highlight with the championship’s second hole-in-one. Genoux aced the par 3, 138-yard third hole in the second round.
Taking home the hardware from this year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate was Stanford in the team competition and Arizona’s Haley Moore in the individual competition.
The Cardinal came from seven strokes off the lead in the first round to take home their first Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate title by nine strokes over Florida. Andrea Lee led Stanford with back-to-back -4 (68) in the second and third rounds to close the championship at -4 (212).
Moore captured her first individual medalist honors this season after playing impressively both days. The Wildcat sophomore was under par in all three rounds, finishing two strokes ahead of Lee at -6 (210).
“I’d like to really thank the Allstate Sugar Bowl for allowing us to host this great event,” said head coach Lorne Don. “I also have to thank the English Turn Golf and Country Club for the fantastic job they do for us, not only for this event but during the year. It was an honor to have such a great field. We’re really excited to have Stanford University and Haley Moore as team and individual champions.”
Next up, the Green Wave head to The Woodlands, Texas, on Feb. 27-28 for the Cougar Invitational hosted by Houston.
TULANE AT THE 2017 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
15th of 17 • 912 (+48)
T28 – Sofia Goicoechea – 70-75-78=223 (+7)
T41 – Elise Genoux – 76-74-76=226 (+10)
T65 – Gabrielle Correia – 79-80-74=233 (+17)
T82 – Haydyn Gibson – 76-82-79=237 (+21)
85 – Belen Goicoechea – 76-78-85=239 (+23)
T10 – Laura Munoz – 71-76-70=217 (+1)
88 – Abbie Cantwell – 87-82-79=248 (+32)
T89 – Ebba Bjornberg – 91-85-83=259 (+43)