HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Junior golfer Meghan Symonds finished her third straight appearance at the 2018 NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Friday with a career-best 24th place finish from the Mission Inn Resort and Club.
The Cary, N.C. native chipped in six birdies, two on Friday, and 37 pars in 72 total holes of competition.
Her 24th place finish is the best after three consecutive appearances in the Championships, surpassing a 29th place finish a year ago and a 67th place mark her freshman year.
Her score of 322 (81-79-74-78) missed her career mark at the championships by eight strokes, which was accomplished last year.
Margaret Loncki of Claremont Mudd Scripps (Calif.) won medalist honors by three strokes, but her team had was forced into a playoff. CMS (1,261 | 311-317-316-317) went into the playoff with Williams (Mass.) with back-to-back appearances on 18. The Athenas won their first championship in women's golf with the win on the second playoff hole.