Wooster Competes Against Top-Tier NAIA Program on Greg Norman-Designed Course

Devon Matson
Devon Matson

The College of Wooster women's golf team opened its spring season against one of the nation's premier National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) teams, as fourth-ranked University of South Carolina Beaufort topped the Fighting Scots 304-373 on Tuesday afternoon at the Greg Norman-designed Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie, S.C.

First-year Tongtong Wu navigated the par-72, 5,833-yard course with a 90, and that marked Wooster's low round of the day. First-year Lilly Dunning and sophomore Kaci Carpenter weren't far behind Wu, as the duo turned in matching 93s.

First-years Megan Gronau (97) and Devon Matson (102) rounded out the Scots' top five.

Franzi Knoetsch earned medalist honors with a 73 for Beaufort, which placed third in the team standings at last year's NAIA Championships.

Worth noting, the Scots' round against the Sand Sharks took place on a course certified with the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf, an "award-winning education and certification program that helps golf course protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf." One of the finest Norman-designed courses, Oldfield is renowned for its outstanding route through canopies of moss-draped live oaks, broad savannahs, and soaring pines up to the banks of the Okatie River.

Wooster faces a quick turnaround as the Scots are back in action on Wednesday against Amherst College, East Stroudsburg University and host Savannah State University at Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, Ga.