MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – UNC Greensboro’s Ashley Parrott shot a final round 71 to lead the Spartans to a fourth place finish at the 2007 Southern Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Patriots Point Golf Links.
Parrott, a sophomore from Johnson City, TN, finished in a tie for fifth place for the best finish of her career. Her previous best was a ninth-place finish at the SoCon Championship last year. Her final round 71 was also the best of her career, two shots better than her previous low.
All five Spartans finished in the Top 20. Gabby DiMora and Ashley Mylton both shot rounds of 74 on Tuesday to finish 12th and 14th, respectively.
Western Carolina won the team title and earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. The Catamounts rallied with a 292 on Tuesday, 20 shots better than Monday’s round, to card a score of 604 and win by four shots over Furman and College of Charleston. The Spartans fired 297 on Tuesday, also 20 shots bettern than Monday, to finish 10 shots back at 614.
Furman’s Blair Lamb won the individual title on the second sudden-death playoff hole. Lamb tied with Western Carolina’s Kandy Carland through regulation play. Both players came away with par at No. 1, the first playoff hole. But Carland bogeyed No. 2 and Lamb converted her par putt to win the individual crown.
TEAM SCORING: Western Carolina 604, Furman 608, College of Charleston 608, UNCG 614, Elon 624, Appalachian State 645, Wofford 653, The Citadel 772.
Top 10: 1. Blair Lamb (Furman) 77-71=148 (won on second playoff hole); 2. Kandy Carland (Western Carolina) 77-71=148; T-3. Malin Fryk (Western Carolina) 79-70=149; T-3. Megan Miller (College of Charleston) 79-70=149; T-5. Ashley Parrott (UNCG) 79-71=150; T-5. Dinah Plyler (College of Charleston) 78-72=150; T-7. Corrine Carr (Furman) 77-74=151; T-7. Desiree Karlsson (Western Carolina) 76-75=151; T-9. Samantha Widmer (Elon) 79-73=152; T-9. Steffi Kirchmayr (College of Charleston) 76-76=152; T-9. Kathleen Ekey (Furman) 79-73=152.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-12. Gabby DiMora 80-74=154; T-14. Ashley Mylton 82-74=156; T-14. Annelie Weimenhog 78-78=156; T-18. Sofia Aidemark 80-78=158.
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