GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Led by freshman Courtney Taylor, UNC Greensboro shot a final-round 292 to move up to sixth place on the final day of action at the SunTrust Gator Women's Invite on Sunday.
Taylor fired a final-round 70 to finish in a tie for fifth place, four shots off the lead. She wound up the tournament at six-over par 216, a school record for a 54-hole tournament.
Chattanooga's Emma deGroot won the tournament in a playoff over Michigan State's Laura Kueny. The two finished at two-over par 212. Taylor's round of 70 tied for the third-lowest round of the day. deGroot had the lowest round of the final round, carding a 68 to storm back and force the playoff.
Michigan State won the tournament with a score of 868, three shots better than Florida State and 11 ahead of tournament host Florida. The Spartans wound up with a tourney total of 901 to finish in sixth place.
UNCG returns to action next Sunday when it begins play at the Southern Conference Championship.
TEAM SCORING: Michigan State 868, Florida State 871, Florida 879, Chattanooga 892, Texas A&M 897, UNCG 901, Nebraska 902, Notre Dame 903, UCF 905, Georgia State 911, South Florida 916, Furman 920, Georgetown 930, FIU 939, Florida Atlantic 969,
Top 10: 1. Emma deGroot (Chattanooga) 71-73-68=212 (won in sudden death playoff); 2. Laura Kueny (Michigan State) 73-68-71=212; T-3. Mia Piccio (Florida) 70-72-72=214; T-3. Jessica Negron (Florida State) 69-73-72=214; T-5. Courtney Taylor (UNCG) 74-72-70=216; T-5. Macarena Silva (Florida State) 74-69-73=216; T-5. Aimee Neff (Michigan State) 72-73-71=216; T-5. JC Stevenson (Nebraska) 73-71-72=216; 9. Stefanie Kenoyer (Furman) 72-73-72=217; 10. Evan Jensen (Florida) 76-72-70=218.