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Gamecocks Finish in a Tie for Fifth At Tar Heel Invitational
Justine Dreher
 
Justine Dreher

Oct. 13, 2013

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

The South Carolina women's golf team shot an even-par 288 on Sunday at the UNC Finley Golf course to finish in a tie for fifth place at the Tar Heel Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina. The Gamecocks finished the tournament with a three-round total of 878 (+14).

"The team rallied back in the final two rounds and I'm very proud of their performance," said head coach Kalen Harris. "We put ourselves in a bit of a hole after day one but we battled back to finish fifth in an incredibly strong field."

Justine Dreher turned in a 1-over 73 in the final round and finished in seventh place with a score of 214 (-2). Dreher finished with a team-best nine birdies and recorded her second top-10 finish of the season and third of her career.

Sophomore Sarah Schmelzel and Freshman Katelyn Dambaugh both shot an even-par 72 in the final round. Schmelzel finished in a tie for 32nd place with a total of 221 (+5) and Dambaugh tied for 38th place with a score 223 (+7).

Samantha Swinehart carded the low round for the Gamecocks with a 1-under 71. The senior finished in a tie for 48th place with a total of 225 (+9).

Sophomore Mary Fran Hillow was next on the leaderboard for the Garnet and Black and concluded the tournament in a tie for 60th place. Hillow shot a final-round 3-over 75 to finish with a total of 227 (+11).

Senior Suzie Lee, who competed as an individual, turned in a 78 (+6) in the final round to finish in a tie for 68th with a total of 229 (+13).

Fourth-ranked Duke won the tournament with a score of 857 (-7).  No. 19 Vanderbilt and No. 3 Oklahoma round out the three with scores of 868 (+4) and 871 (+7), respectively. Eighth-ranked Arkansas took fourth place with a total of 874 (+10). In a three-way tie for third along with South Carolina were No. 2 Alabama and No. 11 Clemson.

Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey won the individual title finishing with a 9-under 207. Vanderbilt's Jenny Hahn claimed second place with a 5-under 211. In a three-way tie for third place with a score of 212 (-4) were Carolina Nistrup of LSU, Celine Boutier and Laetitia Beck both from Duke.

The Gamecocks will return to action Oct. 25-27 as they travel to Wilmington, N.C., for the Landfall Tradition.

  

South Carolina Results

Justine Dreher             70-71-71= 214 (-2)

Sarah Schmelzel          75-74-72= 221 (+5)

Katelyn Dambaugh       79-72-72= 223 (+7)

Samantha Swinehart     80-74-71= 225 (+9)

Mary Fran Hillow          75-77-75= 227 (+11)

Suzie Lee*                 76-75-78= 229 (+13)

 

*Competed as an individual

 

Team Standings

1. Duke                      286-282-289= 857 (-7)

2. Vanderbilt                285-299-284= 868 (+4)

3. Oklahoma                292-290-289= 871 (+7)

4. Arkansas                 296-291-287= 874 (+10)

T5. Alabama                299-281-298= 878 (+14)

T5. South Carolina        299-291-288= 878 (+14)

T5. Clemson                297-287-294= 878 (+14)

8.  Florida                   298-288-295= 881 (+17)

9. Wake Forest             297-292-294= 883 (+19)

10. Auburn                  291-299-296= 886 (+22)

11. LSU                      295-298-294= 887 (+23)

12. NC State                293-297-299= 889 (+25)

T13. Mississippi             292-293-305= 890 (+26)

T13. Michigan State        300-292-298= 890 (+26)

15. Virginia                  301-294-300= 895 (+31)

16. UNC                      297-292-309= 898 (+34)

17. Notre Dame            305-294-303= 902 (+38)

18. Baylor                   304-305-299= 908 (+44)


 

 

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