WOMEN’S GOLF: UGA 3rd at Cougar Classic

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WOMEN’S GOLF: UGA 3rd at Cougar Classic

Georgia’s Jillian Hollis
(Photo by Sean Taylor)
[su_spacer size=”20″] The Georgia women’s golf team fired a 1-under 287 in Monday’s second round of the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club, pushing the Bulldogs to third on the team leaderboard at 1-over 577.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Freshman Jillian Hollis paced the Bulldogs with a 4-under 68, while Georgia also counted a trio of 1-over 73s from Manuela Carbajo Ré, Rinko Mitsunaga and Bailey Tardy. The Bulldogs dropped Harang Lee’s 76.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “It was another very solid round, both individually and as a team,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “The way we’re playing, in a way, takes pressure off everyone when they’re 1-under or even-par. They can just continue to play normal golf because they know they probably have teammates around that mark to back them up. We’ve had three different players shoot 68s in four rounds of golf this season. On a good day, that could all happen at once.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] Hollis’ 68 followed Tardy’s same mark in the opening round of last week’s Cardinal Kickoff and Lee’s in that event’s second round.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Hollis endured a roller-coaster front nine. She birdied No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 before successive bogeys at No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8. A birdie at No. 9 pushed her to 1-under at the turn and she birdied No. 10, No. 12 and No. 15 before wrapping up with a trio of pars.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Arkansas leads the team field at 565. Rounding out the top-10 are Virginia at 575, the Bulldogs and Florida both at 577, Clemson at 587, Furman and Wake Forest both at 589, UCF and Auburn both at 590 and N.C. State at 591.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Clemson’s Alice Hawson shot 7-under 56 on Monday to move into a tie atop the individual standings with Florida’s Taylor Tomlinson. For Georgia, Hollis is fifth at 3-under 141, Tardy is tied for 12th at 144, Carbajo Ré and Mitsunaga are both tied for 18th at 146 and Lee is tied for 45th at 150.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Georgia posted a par-or-better team score for the second time in four rounds this season. That matches the total of par-or-better rounds the Bulldogs have posted in the last three seasons combined.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “Right now, it feels odd not to be in the red as a team,” Brewer said. “I’ve said it numerous times, I want to compete for SEC Championships and NCAA Championships. It takes five golfers to do that. This week, we’re chasing Arkansas. They have four golfers in the top 10, and we have four golfers in the top 18. Our golfer who isn’t in the top 18 came within a stroke of winning last week when she shot 5-under. I like the direction we’re headed.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs will be paired with Arkansas, Virginia and Florida in Tuesday’s final round, teeing off from holes Nos. 1-3 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
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Cougar Classic

Yeamans Hall Club

Charleston, S.C.

Par 72; 6204 Yards
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Monday’s Second-Round Standings
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Team Leaderboard

Arkansas                            282-283=565

Virginia                            293-282=575

Georgia                             290-287=577

Florida                             290-287=577

Furman                              298-291=587

Clemson                             297-290=589

Wake Forest                         289-300=589

UCF                                 288-302=590

Auburn                              298-292=590

N.C. State                          294-297=591

Michigan                            297-298=595

North Carolina                      299-297=596

Indiana                             294-302=596

Mississippi St.                     302-295=597

Penn State                          304-296=600

College of Charleston               303-302=605

Charleston Southern                 319-297=616

Wisconsin                           303-315=628

UNC Greensboro                      320-307=627

Maryland                            308-319=627
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Individual Leaderboard

Alice Hewson, Clemson               71-65=136

Taylor Tomlinson, Florida           68-68=136

Gaby Lopez, Arkanas                 68-70=138

Elizabeth Szokol, Virginia          71-69=140

Jillian Hollis, Georgia             73-68=141

Ashley Holder, UCF                  69-73=142

Sierra Sims, Wake Forest            69-73=142

Summer Roachell, Arkansas           71-71=142

Regina Plasencia, Arkansas          70-72=412
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Additional Georgia Scores

T12. Bailey Tardy, Georgia          71-73=144

T18. Rinko Mitsunaga, Georgia       73-73=146

T18. Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia    73-73=146

T45. Harang Lee, Georgia            74-76=150
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