Meaghan Francella Wins LPGA Event
Meaghan Francella, a Tar Heel All-America in 2004, won the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2010 in a six-hole playoff. Francella defeated Mariajo Uribe in a six-hole, sudden death playoff to win the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2010 on Sunday at Itanhanga Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro. Francella calmly rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the sixth extra hole, the par-3 17th, to claim the $105,000 first-place check.
Tar Heels At U.S. Women's Open
Bethlehem, Pa. - Two former Tar Heel golfers played in the U.S. Women's Open this past weekend. Meaghan Francella, the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference champion and a first-team All-America at Carolina in 2004, tied for 17th place while Allie White, an All-ACC performer this past year in her freshman season, tied for 65th place.
Two Carolina Golfers To Play In U.S. Women's Open
Two former University of North Carolina golfers, Meaghan Francella and Marcy Hart, have qualified to play in the 2008 U.S. Women's Open. The prestigious event will be played June 26-29 at Interlachen Country Club, a par 72 layout, in Edina, Minn. Francella enjoys exempt tour status and has played in 13 tournament so far this year. She has captured one LPGA victory, the 2007 MasterCard Classic.
Meaghan Francella stuns No. 1 Ochoa
Meaghan Francella aimed high. Facing a blind second shot on the par-5 18th, the local favorite hit a near-perfect 3-wood into the middle of the green to finish off top-ranked Lorena Ochoa on Friday in the second round of the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship in New Rochelle, N.Y. "I just picked out a cloud," said Francella, a former UNC player.
UNC, Duke golfers aim to make mark in the U.S. Women's Open
Former UNC golfer Ashley Prange beat Kristina Tucker to win "Big Break," and she'll make her U.S. Women's Open debut today as one of three former Tar Heels in the field. LPGA Tour rookie Meaghan Francella won the MasterCard Classic earlier this year on the fourth hole of a playoff against Annika Sorenstam, and Marcy Hart is a Tour veteran from Thomasville. But anyone looking for a Duke-Carolina rivalry akin to the one that always looms over basketball season will be sorely disappointed.
Women's U.S. Open Notebook: Former North Carolina star making a splash on tour
Meaghan Francella, an LPGA Tour rookie and a 2005 graduate of North Carolina, is one of the many players on the rise in women’s golf. Francella, who started her college career at Memphis before transferring to UNC, got her first LPGA victory in March when she defeated Annika Sorenstam in a playoff in Mexico.
Meaghan Francella Wins LPGA's MasterCard Classic
Former UNC golfer Meaghan Francella defeated Annika Sorenstam in a four-hole playoff to win the LPGA's MasterCard Classic Honoring Aleja Peralta. Francella, who played at Carolina 2003-2004, led going into the final round, but Sorenstam fired a six-under-par 66 to tie Francella, who shot a three-under 69, at the end of regulation play. Francella won with a 4-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole at the Bosque Real Country Club in Mexico City.