After finishing last season as runner-ups for the Peach Belt Conference Championship Golf Tournament, the Braves looked poised to embark on the new season with the intentions of finishing on top in the tournament.
Unlike most sports at the collegiate level, golf is regular as well as post-season, running just about through the entire school year from September to April with the PBC tournament.
The UNCP golf team kicked off their season with the Cutter Creek Invitational at the Cutter Creek Golf Club in Wilson, N.C. on Sept. 10 and 11, but the second day of the competition was cancelled due to lightning in the surrounding area and will not be resumed.
On the first and only day of the invitational, the Braves finished fourth as a team despite having two players, senior Alexandria Bare and junior Katy Flax, finish in the top 10.
Bare carded a 6-over-par 78 to finish with a tie for fourth place and Flax finished just seven strokes away from the lead following a 79 opening-round.
Sitting at 316, the Braves finished just nine strokes away from the first place Mount Olive Trojans.
Sophomore Madison Corley and junior Casey Burroughs ended what would be a one-day contest in a four-way tie for 18th place.
The Black and Gold had a pair of first-year players make their collegiate debuts in Snow Hill on the 5,894-yard, par-72 Cutter Creek greens is freshmen Parker Melting and Amanda Hamrin. Melting finished in a tie for 23rd place after shooting an 87 and Hamrin, who entered the invitational as an individual competitor, finished in a tie for 27th place after carding an 89.
You can use the following link to view this season's golf schedule: https://uncpbraves.com/schedule.aspx?path=wgolf or visit UNCPGolf.com for more information on Braves Golf.