Monarchs Finish Tied for Third at C-USA Championship

By: Old Dominion University

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The Old Dominion women’s golf team shot a final-round score of 327 for a three-day total of 955 and a share of third place at the Conference USA Championship. On the individual side, Jana Melichova and Federica Torre finished in the top-10 with Melichova collecting all-tournament team honors with a T3rd finish.

The Monarchs finished alongside Charlotte, FIU and Florida Atlantic in a four-way tie for third.

“We are glad to have moved up to third place,” head coach Mallory Kane said. “Conditions today were definitely the most difficult. We hung tough, and it was great to see Federica and Jana finish top-10.”

Melichova was at even par after 14 holes and had worked her way to within a shot of leader Letizia Bagnoli of Florida Atlantic before falling victim to the PGA National Championship Course’s famed Bear Trap. She played the 15th, 16th and 17th holes at 9-over par and bogeyed her final hole as well for a final-round 82. Melichova still finished tied for third at 231 (+15) for the third top-10 finish at the C-USA Championship in her career.

Torre jumped six more spots on Tuesday behind a final-round 77 to finish tied for eighth at 234. Leah Onosato rebounded to shoot 84 and post a three-round total of 250, which was good for a share of 42nd. Pilar Muguruza closed out the tournament with an 84 and finished in 49th at 256.

Sarah Busey was substituted into the Monarchs’ lineup for the final round and carded an 85.

No. 44 North Texas edged No. 49 UTSA by a single shot to claim the team title with a 54-hole total of 935 (+71).

FAU’s Bagnoli held on to win the individual medal by seven strokes despite shooting 79 on Tuesday.

Melichova will hope to hear her name called as an individual at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals when the selection show airs at 5 p.m. on April 27.

ODU Lineup
T3. Jana Melichova – 73-76-82—231
T8. Federica Torre – 81-76-77—234
T42. Leah Onosato – 76-90-84—250
49. Pilar Muguruza – 87-85-84—256
N/A. Sarah Busey – /-/-85
N/A. Elsie Verhoeven – 77-84-/