KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Charleston Southern's Hayley McNeill and Milleina Ohara each finished in the top half of the field to lead the Bucs in Tuesday's final round at The Ocean Course Invitational. The senior duo tied for 37th place in an 87-player field featuring six ACC and five SEC programs. CSU placed 16th as a team in its first of six events this fall.
North Carolina State overtook 36-hole leader Ole Miss to claim the team title with a five-over par tally of 881. The Wolfpack's two-over effort on Tuesday was the best of the day, with conditions tougher than they were on Monday. Florida State finished second at +8, while Florida and Wake Forest tied for third at +16. Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho cruised to medalist honors with an impressive 12-under par tally. N.C. State's Laura Kowohl fired a final round 69 to take second place at -5.
McNeill, coming off a second round one-under 72, carded a solid three-over 76 for the Bucs' top score on Tuesday. Outside of double bogeys at No. 12 and No. 2, the Australian played her other 16 holes at -1. She dropped in three birdies on the front nine to go out in level par.
Ohara played the back nine in one-under par en route to a four-over 77 on Tuesday. She had just one bogey and birdied both par-five's on that side to jump into the top-40.
Emelie Flink (T-76th), Daniela Intriago (T-79th) and Andriel Aimua (85th) also competed in the lineup for coach Matt Cram-Smith's squad. Intriago's nine-over 82 was the best round of that trio on Tuesday.
CSU will return to tournament action in three weeks at the ECU Lady Pirate Invitational, slated for Sept. 25-26.