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Layla Meric
Layla Meric led the Mountaineers with a 13-over par with a T43rd finish.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Opens Season at Elon Invitational

Highlighted by a second-round team score of 295 at the Elon Invitational — matching the best round App State Women’s Golf had posted in the previous three seasons — the Mountaineers concluded their first fall event under the direction of head coach Brittany Dabule on Tuesday.

App State placed 10th in the 15-team field at 301-295-305—901. After opening the event with a pair of 1-over rounds, Layla Meric finished as the Mountaineers’ top performer by tying for 19th place with a career-low total of 72-72-75—219. That was good for 6 over in the 54-hole event.

Ekaterina Prokhorova and Hannah Wang also shot 1-over 72s during a second round in which the Mountaineers posted an 11-over total as a team. The team total of 295 matched the season-low score from the Aggie Invitational in the fall of the 2022-23 season.

Prokhorova (tie for 36th) was App State’s second-highest finisher at 77-72-75—224, and Wang (tie for 42nd) followed with a 74-72-80—226. Makena Dubois contributed the team score Tuesday with a final-round 77 as part of her 80-79-77—236 collegiate debut, while Jacquelyn Taylor shot 78-83-78—239. Playing as an individual, Braelyn Pippin shot 79-81-77—237.

Radford won the event by four strokes over UNCG, and Radford’s Macy Johnson was the medalist at 73-70-68—211 (2 under).

Team Standings
1. Radford (291-289-284—864) +12
T2. UNCG (294-281-293—868) +16
T2. Elon (291-287-290—868) +16
4. USC Upstate (298-284-289—871) +19
T5. Charleston Southern (296-289-292—877) +25
T5. Wofford (290-291-296—877) +25
7. William & Mary (290-290-299—879) +27
8. NC A&T (300-295-295—890) +38
9. Gardner-Webb (295-300-303—898) +46
10. App State (301-295-305—901) +49
11. NC Central (300-303-303—906) +54
12. Longwood (299-308-303—910) +58
T13. Presbyterian (313-299-303—915) +63
T13. Winthrop (314-299-302—915) +63
15. UM Eastern Shore (332-359-353—1044) +192