A&T Records Three-Peat at Women’s Collegiate Championship

By: North Carolina A&T State University

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – North Carolina A&T women’s golf won the National Women’s Collegiate Championship for the third straight year after shooting a final-round 20-over 308 on Wednesday at the par-72, 6,104-yard Eagle’s Landing Country Club.

A&T senior Christyn Carr won the tournament as an individual with one of the best career rounds. She shot a 1-under 71 over her final 18 holes to finish the tournament with a 2-over 146. Wednesday marked the seventh time in program history the Aggies have won a tournament, marking Carr’s third tournament win.

A&T finished four strokes ahead of Delaware State (8-over, 152) after trailing the Hornets by six following the first round on Tuesday. Texas Southern finished third at 65-over 641.

Individually, Delaware State’s Nattavadee Khunsri finished second behind Carr (8-over, 152), followed by Texas Southern’s Rev Alcantara (11-over, 155), A&T graduate Isabella Miravite (12-over, 156) and there was a three-way tie for fifth.

Carr entered the day tied for first place with Delaware State’s Jirada Klauymaingarm, as both ladies shot a 75 on Tuesday. But on Wednesday, Carr had the lowest score of the tournament’s second round. She birdied the par-4, 416-yard third hole for the second straight day to put her at 1-under early.

After a bogey on the eighth, she ended the front nine with a birdie on the 415-yard, par-4 ninth. Carr moved back to 1-under after the first nine. She opened the back nine with three straight pars before a bogey on 13.

Carr remained consistent with four more pars before closing the tournament with a birdie on the par-5, 460 yard 18th. She birdied the hole for the second straight day and closed out the back nine at even par. Carr finished the tournament with seven birdies.

Miravite moved up nine places on Wednesday for her fourth-place finish. She shot a second-round 4-over 76. She bogeyed two of her first three holes before recording her first birdie on the day by carding a three on the 265-yard par-4 seventh. Miravite closed out her front nine with two straight pars to shoot a 37.

The back nine started with a bogey for Miravite. She then posted back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th got her to even par on the day. The 13th measured at 453 yards on a par-5, and the distance on the 14th was 325 yards on a par-4. However, four straight bogeys left her back nine score at 39.

Freshman Vileska Gelpi also had a top-10 finish. She recorded an 83 in Round 2 that included a birdie on the par-3, 150-yad eighth. Gelpi shot 17-over 161 for the tournament to finish 10th.

Senior Xuss Boira made the biggest jump of any Aggie, moving up 10 spots thanks to a strong back nine. She posted two birdies on the back nine, including the 168-yard par-3 11th and the 18th, to finish with a back-nine 37.

Boira shot a second-round 6-over 78, and she carded a 21-over 165 for the tournament to finish in a tie for 16th. Junior Jayla Rogers shot a 24-over 168 on Wednesday. She had a solid front nine by shooting a 39.

A&T finishes the season with a trip to Philadelphia for the PGA Works Championship from May 2-4.