Cougs take 2nd in CAA golf

— The College of Charleston women’s golf team finished runner-up at the CAA women’s golf championship with a three-round score of 323-303-309—935 (+71) at the Reserve Club at St. James Plantation on Sunday.

The teams played through tough conditions on all three days, but the Cougars managed to card the second-lowest round of the tournament during Saturday’s second round with a 303. Delaware won the team title by eight strokes, shooting a 927 (+63).

Keeping Charleston in the hunt on the final day were seniors Mary Chandler Bryan, Morgan Webber and Louise Olsson. Bryan was fourth (+14), Webber fifth (+16) and Olsson shot a final-round 73 to finish tied for 11th (+21).

The Cougars will now await an announcement for individual postseason play at the NCAA regionals.

Junior Austin James is tied for second and Charleston Southern is third overall, four strokes behind leader Liberty, after the opening round of the Big South men’s golf championship in Ninety-Six.

James shot a 4-under 68 and is one stroke back of Campbell’s Jesper Svensson for the individual lead.

Charleston Southern’s season ended as the Buccaneers fell to top seed Liberty, 4-0, in the semifinal round of the Big South women’s tennis championship in Lynchburg, Va.

Madison Brown hit her first career homer to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning, but College of Charleston (24-20, 4-8 CAA) could not complete the comeback, losing to host UNC Wilmington, 2-1.