The Wolfpacker

March 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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62 ■ THE WOLFPACKER BY JACEY ZEMBAL N C State returns three key players from a squad that finished ranked No. 20 in the country by Golf- week and placed seventh at the NCAA Regional in Albuquerque, N.M. Juniors Laura Kowohl, India Clyburn and Naomi Ko all return, along with senior Cecily Overbey and redshirt junior Crystal Huang. Gardner-Webb sophomore transfer Wassawan "Mim" Sangkapong, freshman Monika Hartl and sophomore Christina Lu will push the returnees for veteran head coach Page Marsh. The Wolfpack also hopes to improve upon last year's sixth- place showing at the ACC Championships. "We are a little deeper this spring," Marsh said. "We are a little more experi- enced and older. The majority of our team now is upperclassmen. "We have a pretty solid team and they are hungry. They really recognize what has been achieved here by past groups and want to be a part of that culture here." Kowohl led the Pack in four of the first five tournaments this season, highlighted by placing second in the Ocean Course Invita- tional Sept. 4-5 in Kiawash Island, S.C., and a third-place finishing at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic Feb. 11-13 in Rio Mar, P.R. ■ PREVIEW WOMEN'S GOLF India Clyburn received All-ACC accolades after leading the Wolfpack and ranking 10th in the league with a 72.6 stroke average as a sophomore last year. PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS ■ Key Matches • At Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., March 5-6 — Host Arizona finished 14th in the final Golfweek rankings last season. The Wildcats topped Arizona State in the 15-team field in 2016, but didn't have the event last year. • At LSU Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La., March 23-25 — NC State tied for fourth out of 15 teams last year at the Tiger Classic. Duke won with a team score of 854, followed by Oklahoma State, Arkansas and NC State tied with Denver. Junior India Clyburn tied for fifth individually. • ACC Championships at Greensboro, N.C., April 20-22 — Florida State finished No. 6 in the final Golfweek rankings last year, followed by Duke (No. 7), Miami (No. 16) and NC State (No. 20). The Blue Devils topped the Seminoles by nine shots to win the ACC team title, while the Wolfpack finished sixth (302). POISED FOR THE NEXT STEP The Wolfpack Has A Good Mix Of Experience And Talent

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