Evans finishes strong, Bucs place seventh at UCF event
Senior Sian Evans posted an impressive third-place showing at the UCF Challenge.
Senior Sian Evans posted an impressive third-place showing at the UCF Challenge.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2014) – Posting a team-best, final round score of even-par 72, ETSU senior Sian Evans (Gillingham, England) finished with an impressive third-place effort on the individual leaderboard Tuesday during the last day of action in the UCF Challenge at the Eagle Creek Golf Club.

While Evans was just four strokes off the pace set by individual champion Fanny Cnops of UCF, the Bucs ended the team event tied for seventh in the 19-team field. The Buccaneers, who are currently ranked 51st nationally, finished the event ahead of ranked teams such as No. 29 Tulane, No. 43 SMU and No. 45 Wisconsin.

No. 24-ranked UCF swept the tournament honors by topping No. 22 Iowa State by one stroke.

“We just never really found our groove today, but we are extremely excited with the play of the team this week,” said ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton. “We competed with and beat teams ranked higher than us right now, and Sian continues to prove what a top level college player she is.”

Along with Evans’ efforts, junior Gabriella Wahl (Heidenheim, Germany) and sophomore Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) both carded quality scores of 2-over 74 on Tuesday. Wahl finished the tournament tied for 18th at even-par 216, while Chin finished tied for 33rd at 3-over 219.

Evans’ third-place showing came courtesy of her three-round score for 4-under-par 212.

The Bucs will return to action March 14 at the 3M Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate in Augusta, Ga. For more on ETSU women’s golf throughout the 2013-14 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf link.

 

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31, 7:00 p.m. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
WTEN ETSU
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro
VB University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU