PINEHURST, N.C. — The College of Charleston women’s golf team finished second at the Pinehurst Challenge at the Pinehurst Resort No. 6 Course.

The Cougars carded a three-round score of 39-over-par 903 (294-303-306), four strokes behind Richmond (899) and one better than Penn State (904). Charleston Southern tied for 12th with St. John’s at 938.

The Cougars’ Vanessa Koechli, who led after 36 holes, finished 8-over 224 for the tournament and in a three-way tie for fifth. Julia Neumann finished in a five-way tie for eighth at 225, while Kathy Boehm was tied for 15th (+11).

Caroline Lovette of Richmond earned individual medalist honors, shooting even par in the final round to finish at 3-over 219. Harin Lee of St. John’s finished in second at +5.

The Cougars will next travel to the Southern Conference championship on April 14-16 in Hilton Head Island.

In Morganton, N.C., The Citadel shot a 123-over-par 699 over two days to finish 11th of 12 teams at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate. Freshman Eraina Manor fired a 162 (+18) and finished in a four-way tie for 33rd.

Host Appalachian State won with a 610 (+34).

Pinehurst Challenge

No. 6 Course at Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.


Richmond 296-298-305—899; College of Charleston 294-303-306—903; Penn State 300-303-301—904; Samford 312-301-303—916; Morehead State 312-301-304—917; Old Dominion 299-303-317—919; James Madison 306-309-305—920; Rollins 306-297-319—922; North Florida 313-311-307—931; William & Mary 312-310-311—933; Jacksonville 310-313-313—936; Charleston Southern 304-315-319—938; St. John’s 300-328-310—938; Delaware 312-315-325—952; Illinois State 310-323-323—956;Tennessee Tech 316-315-329—960; Wichita State 324-311-327—962; Dartmouth 324-314-332—970; Boston University 333-331-325—989.

College of Charleston (903) T5 Vanessa Koechli 72-75-77—224; T8 Julia Neumann 71-78-76—225; T15 Kathy Boehm 76-76-75—227; T21 Mary Chandler Bryan 77-74-78—229; T21 *Morgan Webber 77-73-79—229; T61 Louise Olsson 75-79-86-240; T85 *Stacey Tomlinson 82-81-86—249.

Charleston Southern (938) T27 Amanda D’Ostroph 76-78-78—232; T31 Katelyn Bensch 74-76-83—233; T61 Casey MacNeil 79-81-80—240; T72 Torey Johnson 84-80-78—242; T82 Hannah Fairweather 75-87-85—247.

*competing as individuals


College of Charleston swept a doubleheader from Canisius, 11-0 and 7-0, at Patriots Point. Hope Klicker and Stephanie Saylors both threw shutouts.

Lizzy Vaughn went 5 for 7 and scored three times for the Cougars (17-15), who are at Samford on Saturday. Kelsey Hodgson and Rebecca Mueller both drove in three RBIs, and Carly Corthell belted her second home run of the season.

Coastal Carolina launched seven home runs, sweeping a doubleheader against Charleston Southern at the CSU Softball Field, 11-3 and 11-2. Stephanie Sbardella and Hayes Holdsworth homered for the Buccaneers (6-31, 0-11 Big South), while Morgan Node led the way for Coastal Carolina (22-13, 9-2) with two home runs.

The Buccaneers host Canisius at 2 p.m. today in a nonconference doubleheader.