Current and former Georgia golfers notched three top-10 and five top-25 finishes at the Georgia Women’s Open, which concluded on Tuesday at Achasta Golf Club. Rising junior Jenny Bae led the impressive showing by the Bulldogs, finishing as runner-up.
Bae fired rounds 67 and 68 to wrap up the 36-hole tournament at 9-under 135. She was two shots off the pace of Taylor Totland on the leaderboard. In addition, Jillian Hollis finished fifth, Bailey Tardy tied for eighth, Alison Crenshaw tied for 13th, Caroline Craig finished 25th and Zoe Walker placed 59th.
Bae’s performance followed a third-place showing at last year’s Georgia Women’s Open, a PGA Section of Georgia event featuring both professional and amateurs. Bae, who is from Suwanee, Ga., and attended Collins Hill High School, recorded 15 birdies over the two-day event, the most by any of the 64 golfers in the field.
Hollis and Tardy are UGA graduates who helped lead the Bulldogs to 10 team wins while capturing a combined six individual titles during their careers with the Bulldogs. Hollis finished the Open at 4-under 140, while Tardy shot 2-under 142.
Crenshaw, a rising senior on the Georgia roster, wrapped up play at 2-over 146, while Craig, a rising sophomore, and Walker, who will be a redshirt junior, recorded tallies of 150 and 165, respectively.