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Wearn Caps Furman Career With Final Round 73 At NCAA West Regional

Laura Wearn
Laura Wearn

Stanford, Calif. – Furman's Laura Wearn shot a final round 73 to finish with a share of 30th place on Saturday in the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional at the par-71, 6,267-yard Stanford Golf Course.

Playing as an individual at the NCAA West Regional after receiving an at-large bid to the postseason, Wearn shook off bogeys on her first two holes to play the next 16 holes at even par to shoot two-over par.  The senior, playing her final round as a Paladin, notched her lone birdie at No. 12 to finish in a three-way tie for 30th place at eight-over.

Wearn's scores of 74-74-73 helped her finish the 2012-13 season with a 73.4 stroke average over 31 rounds, which ranks as the best single season stroke average in Furman history.

Southern California (+7), Purdue (+8), Vanderbilt (+17), South Carolina (+22), Stanford (+23), Arizona (+37), Oregon (+37) and San Jose State (+37) made up the top eight teams and earned a spot in the NCAA Championships May 21-24, at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.  Georgia's Emilie Burger (-1) and Kent State's Jennifer Ha (+1) also advanced to the NCAA Championships by being the top two finishers not on a top-eight team.

Purdue's Paulo Reto and Southern Cal's Annie Park tied for individual medalist honors at the NCAA West Regional at seven-under par.

Full results and statistics from the 2013 NCAA West Regional are available at www.GolfStatResults.com.