[su_spacer size=”20″] Paced by a quintet of top-10 individual finishes, the Georgia women’s golf team captured the team title at Seton Hall’s Pirate Invitational on Friday. The Bulldogs completed play at the 36-hole event at 599, eight shots better than runner-up Princeton.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Individually, Manuela Carbajo Ré led Georgia by finishing third at 146, while Harang Lee placed fourth at 148, Rocio Sanchez Lobato tied for eighth at 152 and both Amira Alexander and Sylvie Brick tied for 10th at 153.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “Each player throughout our lineup is contributing, not only this week but over the past month,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “It has been a total team effort. It’s an awesome feeling to win but even better because we’re getting such good play throughout the lineup. Everyone continues to get better every day. They should being able to smile and enjoy this win.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] On Friday, the Bulldogs’ 302 team tally came from a pair of 74s from Brick and Carbajo Ré, a 75 from Lee and a 79 from Sanchez Lobato. Georgia’s non counters were a 75 by Alexander, who was competing as an individual, and an 81 from Sammi Lee.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Brick’s effort was a collegiate low loop by seven strokes. She teed off from No. 3 with the round’s shotgun start. Brick bogeyed No. 4 and No. 5 but gained one of those strokes back with a birdie at No. 8. A double-bogey at No. 15 pushed Brick to 3-over on the day but she birdied No. 18 before finishing her round with a pair of pars.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “I’m so happy for Sylvie Brick,” Brewer said. “She shot her career low round at Georgia on a day when we really needed it.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] Just five days ago, the Bulldogs finished as runner-up at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, a tournament that featured six top-10 teams.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “You wonder how we’re going to not only handle the momentum from the Liz Murphey but also the heartbreak of losing when we were so close,” Brewer said “We played well again today, though, and that makes five straight days when we’ve played our best golf of the year.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] The victory was the Bulldogs’ 83rd all-time team title and the second under Brewer. Georgia won the FSU Match-Up Tournament during the 2012-13 season, Brewer’s first in Athens.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Georgia will now prepare for the SEC Championships in two weeks at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. The Bulldogs own a combined 19 SEC titles – 11 team and eight individual – the most of any league school.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “I’m excited that SECs aren’t that far away you want to be playing your best golf of the year entering the postseason and that’s exactly where we are,” Brewer said.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Seton Hall Pirate Invitational
Trump National Golf Course
Par 72, 5802 Yards
[su_spacer size=”40″] Friday’s Final-Round Results
Seton Hall 318-309=627
St. John’s 324-307=631
Long Island 322-311=633
Boston College 326-309=635
Central Connecticut 352-320=672
[su_spacer size=”20″] Individual Leaderboard
Camilla Vik, Columbia 69-73=142
Hana Ku, Princeton 72-72=144
Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia 72-74=146
Harang Lee, Georgia 73-75=148
Anna Kim, St. John’s 76-74=150
Jennifer Peng, Yale 76-75=151
Christine Schmitt, Georgetown 76-75=151
Caroline Araskog, Princeton 75-77=152
Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 73-79=152
Sylvie Brick, Georgia 79-74=153
Amira Alexander, Georgia 78-75=153
Jordan Lippetz, Princeton 74-79=153
Sophia Chen, Penn 79-74=153
Katia Joo, Boston College 81-72=153
[su_spacer size=”20″] Additional Georgia Scores
T42. Sammi Lee, Georgia 82-81=163