Women’s Golf Preview: Reynolds Lake Oconee

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Coach Cindy Ho and the UNCW women’s golf team continue their 2021 spring season this weekend by competing at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational at the Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee Course.
The Seahawks join 14 other teams in the field to compete in the tournament, which will be a three-day, 54-hole event on a par 72, 6,031-yard layout.
It will be the second tournament of the season for the Seahawks, who finished 17th at the UCF Challenge earlier this month.
Live scoring for the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational will be available via GolfStat.
Coach Cindy Ho Says …

“We are excited to compete again and play at Great Waters, a newly-restored Jack Nicklaus designed course which recently hosted an LPGA event. The tournament field is strong and we look forward to being as competitive as possible this week. Mallory Fobes and Phu Khine played well at UCF two weeks ago and will lead the team. I am encouraged by the progress and improvements from our other players since the last outing.”
Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational Field (Rankings via GolfStat)

Daytona State
James Madison
Kennesaw State
Middle Tennessee
No. 35 North Florida
Old Dominion
South Dakota State
Southern Miss
UNCW Lineup: Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational

Mallory Fobes (So. | East Bend, N.C.)

  • Earned share of 35th place at UCF Challenge with 6-over-par 222, including career-low 69 in opening round
  • Posted 75.89 scoring average in six tournaments as a freshman
  • Tied for 11th at River Landing Classic with 5-over-par tournament score (73-76-72=221)
  • Placed sixth in the Championship Division of the 94th annual Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship over the summer

Phu Khine (Jr. | Yangon, Myanmar)

  • Finished in a tie for 35th place at UCF Challenge with 7-over-par 223
  • Sank first hole-in-one of college career during final round at UCF Challenge on par 3 11th hole
  • Ranked third in the Colonial Athletic Association as a sophomore with school-record 72.90 scoring average
  • Only women’s golf student-athlete in CAA to win multiple events in 2019-20
  • Four-time selection as CAA Women’s Golfer of the Week in 2019-20

Rachael Mast (Sr. | Lexington, N.C.)

  • Has competed in 23 career tournaments with 78.22 scoring average
  • Authored a 78.60 scoring average in five tournaments as a junior
  • Earned share of 27th place at River Landing Classic with 11-over-par score, including season-low 72 in final round
  • Posted career-low 71 in opening round of Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational as a sophomore

Caroline Cahill (Sr. | Wilmington, N.C.)

  • Has competed in 15 career tournaments with 79.41 scoring average
  • Posted a 78.50 scoring average in four tournaments as a junior
  • Carded season-low 7-over-par at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational (75-74-74=223)
  • Fashioned career-low 4-over-par result at 2018 River Landing Classic
  • Six-time recipient of CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll award

Keri Kenkel (Sr. | Charlotte, N.C.)

  • Competed in five tournaments in first season with the Seahawks
  • Matched career low with 71 in final round of UCF Challenge
  • Played two seasons at UNCG before joining the Seahawks for 2019-20 season
  • Ranked 24th in Southern Conference with 76.57 scoring average as a sophomore

UNCW’s Last Appearance at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational

Led by a seventh-place effort by Thao My Nguyen, the Seahawks tied with South Alabama for fifth place at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational last year. Nguyen, who posted a 69-74-73=216 tournament score, posted nine birdies during the three-day event en route to earning her 10th career top-10 finish. Rachael Mast earned a share of 28th place while Phu Khine was tied for 33rd place.
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