Tuesday, June 28 2022

Cullowhee, North Carolina – Western Carolina Women’s Golf returns to action in its final tune-up before the Southern Conference Championship, traveling to Morganton for the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate, hosted by rival Appalachian State of the mountains, at the 6,169-yard Mimosa Hills Golf Club. This year, the event will take place over 54 holes, including 36 holes of continuous play on Monday April 4, followed by the final 18 holes on Tuesday April 5.

The Mimosa Hills tournament was originally co-founded by mountain rivals Western Carolina and App State, with the mountaineers continuing to administer the event on the foothills course. WCU returns to the event for the first time since 2019, finishing eighth in the then 36-hole event.

In addition to the host Catamounts and Mountaineers, the 12-team field includes other Southern Conference foes in The Citadel and Wofford. Golfers from Elon, Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State, NC Central, Presbyterian, USC Upstate and Winthrop are also slated to compete.

The WCU enters its regular season finale sixth among teams on the court according to the latest GolfStat Women’s Rankings. The Catamounts have also faced two of the teams — App State and Elon — in one-on-one matches this season.

Each of West Carolina’s six golfers will be in action in the two-day tournament, led by a freshman Elisabeth Lohbauer as the No. 1 seed. A product of Venice, Fla., Lohbauer enters the week ranked 13th in the Southern Conference individual scoring rankings — third among freshmen — with a better scoring average. team of 74.89. She is flanked by high madison isaacson (76.06) which ranks 19th in the conference standings.

Junior Victory Ladd enters the tournament as the WCU’s No. 3 seed, followed by a freshman Kaitlyn Wingnean and second Trinity Ahing completing the Catamount by scoring five. Ahing was WCU’s second-best finisher at the Bama Beach Bash on March 20-21. Freshman in red shirt Kayleigh Baker will compete in the individual championship without ties.

Live scoring from the event is available online via GolfStat. Full recaps and statistics for each day of competition will be available online at CatamountSports.com.

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