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Appalachian State Women’s Golf Opens Season in Charleston, SC

App State women’s golf opened the 2023 spring season with a sixth-place finish at the Oyster Shuck Match Play event on Tuesday in Charleston, SC.

After dropping a first-round match to eventual runner-up and top-85 program Western Carolina by a 3.5-1.5 score, App State advanced to the fifth-place match with a 3.0-2.0 win against Radford on Monday afternoon. The Mountaineers lost 4.5-0.5 to Delaware State.

Hannah Wang went 2-0 on Monday, including a 20-hole victory against Radford. Layla Meric won in 22 holes, and Meghan Mitchell earned a 1-up victory as App State took three of five matches from the Highlanders.

Wang had a 5&3 victory against Western Carolina, and Braelyn Pippin halved her match. Jacquelyn Taylor halved her match against Delaware State, meaning all five Mountaineer players produced points in the event.

James Madison beat Western Carolina in the title match.

App State returns to action next month at the HCU Husky Invitational in Houston from March 13-14.

First Round: Western Carolina (3.5) def. App State (1.5)
Madison Isaacson (WCU) def Meghan Mitchell (APP), 7&5
Braelyn Pippin (APP) halved with Brielle Mapano (WCU), All Square
Elizabether Lohbauer (WCU) def Layla Meric (APP), 4&3
Victoria Ladd (WCU) def Jacquelyn Taylor (APP), 7&6
Hannah Wang (APP) def Kayleigh Baker (WCU), 5&3

Consolation: App State (3.0) def. Radford (2.0)
Meghan Mitchell (APP) def Natalie Welsh (RAD), 1 UP
Jayde Dudley (RAD) def Braelyn Pippin (APP), 3&2
Layla Meric (APP) def Jimenna Ramirez (RAD), 1UP (22 holes)
Shea Smith (RAD) def Jacquelyn Taylor (APP), 2UP
Hannah Wang (APP) def Hannah Lindemann (RAD), 1 UP (20 holes)

Fifth-Place Match: Delaware State (4.5) def App State (0.5)
Anna Ferreyra-Heit (DSU) def Meghan Mitchell (APP), 4&3
Amber Pennington (DSU) def Braelyn Pippin (APP), 3&2
Claudia Hofmeister (DSU) def Layla Meric (APP), 3&2
Emily Murray (DSU) def Hannah Wang (APP), 1 UP
Jacquelyn Taylor (APP) halved with Estelle Verny (DSU), All Square