ELGIN, S.C. - College of Charleston rising senior Vanessa Koechli's run through the match play portion of the Women's Trans National Amateur Championship ended with a 4 and 3 loss in the semifinals to Breanna Eliott of Melbourne, Australia on Friday. Eliott is the 11th ranked women's amateur player in the world. Koechli had defeated Hanule Sky Seo in 21 holes earlier in the day to advance to the semifinals.
Earlier in the summer Koechli made it to the round of 16 at the Women's Southern Amateur and placed 11th of over 80 qualifiers in a U.S. Amateur women's qualifier. She also helped lead the Carolina's women to a victory over the Virginia's women in the Carolinas/Virginias team matches held at Bulls Bay earlier in the month.
"I am extremely proud of Vanessa," CofC head coach Jamie Futrell said. "She played some outstanding golf this week and it is a great honor for her to make it to the semifinals in such a strong event. Vanessa has had a very good summer of golf."
The Cougars will open the 2012-13 season by hosting the Cougar Classic, Sept. 9-11 at Yeaman's Hall. The tournament will feature one of the most competitive field in the country as 10 of the top 15 teams from the 2012 NCAA National Championship will be competing in the event, including each of the top five.