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Women's Golf Takes 14th at NCAA Cle Elum Regional

May 08, 2019
By ODU Athletics

CLE ELUM, Wash. - In their third-straight NCAA Regional appearance, the Old Dominion women's golf team took 14th on Wednesday afternoon. The Monarchs 54-hole total of 895 marks a program record at an NCAA Regional, where previously ODU scored a 905 in the 2018 Regional. 

"It's been another incredible year," said head coach Mallory Hetzel. "I couldn't be more proud of all we have accomplished. A special thank you to our seniors. Abby has always been reliable and Sana and Charlotte are responsible for getting us to three straight NCAA's. We have a saying in our program that you will leave ODU with a degree and a championship. So far we are three-for-three and a ton of records too."

Seniors Charlotte De Corte, Sana Tufail and Abigail Portyrata closed out their collegiate careers on Wednesday afternoon. De Corte posted a one-over 73, while Portyrata carded a 74 and Tufail a 77. De Corte closed out her college campaign with a career-best season stroke average. Her 72.9 stroke average is tied for the best on the team this season along with Jana Melichova. The Belgium native was a member of the C-USA First Team All-Conference and notched four top-10 finishes in the 2018-19 season, highlighted by a third place finish at the 2019 C-USA Championships. Tufail and Portyrata both finished their senior campaigns with a 73.7 stroke average. Tufail finished her career as a two-time C-USA All-Academic member as well as a member of the C-USA Third Team All-Conference. All three senior Monarchs competed in each event for ODU this year. 

Melichova posted the best Monarch round of the day with a two-under 70. She earned three birdies and just one bogey on Wednesday. The C-USA Freshman of the Year finished the 2018-19 season with a 72.9 stroke average, which is tied for best on the team with De Corte. Leah Onosato finished in a tie for 69th after closing the tournament with a four-over 76. After joining the Monarchs in January, Onosato closed the year out with a 73.9 stroke average. 

Mallory Hetzel returns two of the five starters from the NCAA Regional in Jana Melichova and Leah Onosato. Both freshman are members of the Second Team All-Conference.

"Our future is very bright and we are already looking forward to next year." 

Par 72
6,306 yards
ODU Scores
T44 Charlotte De Corte - 73-77-73
T57 Jana Melichova - 79-77-70
T64 Sana Tufail - 73-77-77
T64 Abigail Portyrata - 73-80-74
T69 Leah Onosato - 74-78-76

Team Scores
1. #1 USC (844)
2. #19 Washington (859)
3. #16 Northwestern (864)
4. #8 Arkansas (869)
5. #29 San Jose State (872)
6. #49 UCF (874)
7. Ohio State (875)
8. #36 Oregon State (877)
9. #26 Oregon (879)
10. #9 South Carolina (881)
11. #43 Iowa State (882)
12. #47 San Diego State (889)
13. Sacramento State (892)
14. #40 Old Dominion (895)
15. #23 Miami (902)
16. New Mexico State (925)
17. Boston University (937)
18. Southern Illinois (952)

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