Tar Heel freshman Inez Ng shot a 5-under-par 67 and the University of North Carolina women’s golf team shot 12-under 276 Wednesday to tie the best round in school history on the final day of the 2023 NCAA Pullman (Wash.) Regional at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
Ng, playing in her first tournament of the spring and third as a Tar Heel, finished one stroke off the best round in Carolina’s NCAA regionals history, a 66 by Ashley Prange in the second round in 2003.
Ng made six birdies and only one bogey, which came on her final hole of the round to earn a share of 17th place. The Singapore native carded a pair of birdies on her first nine holes, then birdied her 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th holes before making a 6 to close out her round.
Carolina freshman Megan Streicher finished 12th at 7-under 209 with three straight rounds below par (68-71-70). Her 7-under score to par and 209 total equal the best ever by a Tar Heel in an NCAA regional with Meaghan Francella in 2004 and Catherine O’Donnell in 2012.
The Tar Heels tied their school record for the low round ever today with the 12-under 276 they shot earlier this spring in the third round at the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz.
Carolina’s previous low round in an NCAA regional was 280 in the third round in 2007 in Baton Rouge, La.
UNC finished the 54-hole Pullman Regional ninth in the 12-team field at 1-over 865. The 1-over finish is the second best in UNC history in a regional and the best since 2007.
Number-one ranked Stanford shot 50-under 814 to win the regional by 17 strokes over ACC champion Clemson (-33). Southern California (-26), Baylor (-23) and Texas Tech (-19) rounded out the top five, who advance to the NCAA Championship May 19-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Carolina shot the fifth-best round of the final day, trailing only Clemson (-18), Kentucky (-17), Stanford (-15) and USC (-13).
Stanford’s Rose Zhang, the top-ranked amateur in the world, won the individual title, her seventh of the season, with a final-round 65 and a 19-under 197 total (64-68-65).
UC-Riverside’s Tiffany Le placed third at 14 under to earn the individual spot in the NCAA Championship.
Carolina junior Natalia Aseguinolaza shot a season-low 69, one off her career best and tied for 52nd at 7-over 223.
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