Women's Golf Finishes T-13th at Mercedes-Benz

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Sunday, October 10, 2004

Megan George
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Alabama women’s golf team carded their best round of the weekend and climbed into a tie for 13th-place in the final round of the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championship on Sunday.

The Tide shot a 302 on the last day to finish with a three-day score of 928 and earn a tie with Virginia.

“We had a much better day of golf today,” said UA head coach Betty Palmer. “It was good to see us finish strong. Today we were able to make things work around the green which is something we struggled with in earlier rounds. I hope we can take this solid final round and build on it for our next event.”

A quartet of Tide golfers posted rounds in the 70s on Sunday led by Senior Megan George with a 74. Carina Sorensen carded a 75, Emily Sykes a 76 and Audrey Gale rounded out the group with a 77. Rebecca Sykes shot a final round 80 on Sunday.

For the weekend, Gale was the Tide’s top finisher earning a tie for 23rd at 224. Sorensen finished tied for 35th (228) followed by George tied for 52nd (233), Emily Skyes tied for 86th (246) and Rebecca Sykes tied for 93rd (252).

Ohio State captured the team competition at 874, seven shots in front of runners-up Tulane (881) and Tennessee (881). The Lady Vols, the host team at the event being held at the Cherokee Country Club, fired the event’s low round of 282 on Sunday to close the gap. Kent State finished in fourth at 887 with LSU (898) rounding out the top five.

Lady Vol Violeta Retamoza captured the individual medalist crown with a 54-hole score of 211.

Alabama has little time to regroup as the Tide hits the road again next weekend to play in the Lady Razorback Invitational on Oct. 17-19 in Fayetteville, Ark.