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Elizabeth Cheng

           Elizabeth Cheng

Cheng, Hollins Finish Runners Up

Cape Charles , VA - Hollins University Golf at 2013 ODAC Women's Golf Championships, April 23, 2013

Final Results

The inaugural ODAC Women's Golf Championships wrapped up on Tuesday with the second and final round of play.  The Hollins University golf team proved to be the team to beat all season long and found themselves in the lead heading into the final round of play at the Bay View Golf Club in Cape Charles, VA.  After chasing Hollins all year, Randolph-Macon bested Hollins by 11 strokes on the final day of competition to take the conference crown.

Shelby Estes (Mt. Crawford, VA) posted an opening round 85 to lead the event by two strokes.  An identical 85 saw Estes finish the event in third place.  Elizabeth Cheng (Virginia Beach, VA) came into the tournament ranked eighth in the nation according to Golfstat, struggled in the first round and found herself four shots out of the lead.  After coming back with a final round 81, Cheng was able to move up the standings but couldn't take medalist honors and had to settle for a second place finish.  Sydney Patrick (Flower Mound, TX) improved her first round score by four strokes to record a top 10 finish.  Junior Gabby Radar (San Antonio, TX) rounded out the Hollins foursome and finished in a tie for 14th.

It was a bitter sweet finish for Hollins as the 2013 All ODAC Teams were released by the conference office.  Cheng was a double winner, being named ODAC Women's Golfer of the Year as well as being honored as the Scholar Athlete of the Year for Women's Golf.  With a 3.89 grade point average in Chemistry, Cheng is a two time All American Scholar as given out by the NCGA.  She was named POY on the heels of winning the Jekyll Island Collegiate, the biggest tournament of the season, and posting the 12th best scoring average in the nation for DIII golfers.  Estes, a first-year golfer, was named to the All ODAC second team after picking up a win and five top five finishes in her first collegiate season.

The bids for the NCAA DIII National Tournament are scheduled to be released on May 6th and with her national ranking, Cheng is in position to receive an individual bid tot eh four day tournament.