WOMEN’S GOLF: Georgia 2nd at Cougar Classic

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WOMEN’S GOLF: Georgia 2nd 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 Tuesday’s final round of the Cougar Classic to inch up to second place on the team leaderboard at Yeamans Hall Club.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs were the only team among the 20 schools in the field to break par on Tuesday.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “We wanted to win but to finish second in a field of 20 teams and beat some really good schools is a very solid performance,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “We were a couple of putts away from maybe putting some pressure on Arkansas today. All five, 1-5, are playing really well for us right now.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] Arkansas captured the team title after finishing at 7-under 857, while Florida’s Taylor Tomlinson and Clemson’s Alice Hewson shared medalist honors at 6-under 212.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs shot even-par 864 and also finished at even-par as a team in last week’s Cardinal Kickoff at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Georgia posted six par-or-better tournament scores in 35 seasons and 413 tourneys before this fall but has now done so in back-to-back events.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Bulldogs were also prominent fixtures on the individual leaderboard.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Freshman Jillian Hollis closed with a 1-under 71 and finished tied for third at 4-under 212. She equaled the seventh-best relation-to-par tournament mark in program history. In addition, freshman Bailey Tardy tied for seventh at 1-under 215, senior Manuela Carbajo Ré and freshman Rinko Mitsunaga both tied for 17th at 220 and junior Harang Lee tied for 24th at 221.
[su_spacer size=”40″] On Tuesday, Hollis, Lee and Tardy all signed for 1-under 71s. Georgia also counted a 74, the score posted by both Carbajo Ré and Mitsunaga.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Nearly as impressive as the Bulldogs’ even-par score were the rounds they dropped over the three days. Georgia discarded two 74s and a 76 in Charleston.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “In studying the top teams historically like Duke and USC and Arizona State, one of the things that set them apart was that fifth score,” Brewer said. “Having that fifth drop score consistently be a good round is very important. People can play as if they know all five are going to put up what would be a good counting score. I feel good about where we are as a team right now in that regard. If we can continue that trend, it’s going to be a very fun year.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] The Bulldogs will return to action in just three days, competing in the Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Club on Friday-Sunday. That tournament will conclude a busy opening stretch featuring three tournaments in just 12 days.
[su_spacer size=”40″] “I’m glad we’re playing again quickly,” Brewer said. “We’ll get back to Athens and get a day of rest and get back out there. We’ll stick with the same lineup. These players are playing great and they get along great. Hopefully, we’ll have some energy on Saturday and Sunday as we get to the end of this grind.”
[su_spacer size=”40″] Cougar Classic

Yeamans Hall Club

Charleston, S.C.

Par 72; 6204 Yards
[su_spacer size=”40″] Tuesday’s Final-Round Standings
[su_spacer size=”40″] Team Leaderboard

Arkansas                            282-283-292=857

Georgia                             290-287-287=864

Virginia                            293-282-290=865

Florida                             290-287-292=869

Clemson                             297-290-291=878

Wake Forest                         289-300-300=889

N.C. State                          294-297-301=892

UCF                                 288-302-297=893

Auburn                              298-292-304=894

Furman                              298-291-304=894

North Carolina                      299-297-307=896

Michigan                            297-298-301=897

Indiana                             294-302-302=897

College of Charleston               303-302-295=900

Penn State                          304-296-300=900

Mississippi St.                     302-295-307=904

Wisconsin                           303-315-309=927

Charleston Southern                 319-297-316=932

Maryland                            308-319-314=941

UNC Greensboro                      320-307-331=958
[su_spacer size=”40″] Individual Leaderboard

Taylor Tomlinson, Florida           68-68-74=210

Alice Hewson, Clemson               71-65-74=210

Jillian Hollis, Georgia             73-68-71=212

Regina Plasencia, Arkansas          70-72-70=212

Sierra Sims, Wake Forest            69-73-72=214

Alana Uriell, Arkansas              73-70-71=214

Bailey Tardy, Georgia               71-73-71=215

Gaby Lopez, Arkanas                 68-70-77=215

Ashley Holder, UCF                  69-73-73=215

Elizabeth Szokol, Virginia          71-69-75=215
[su_spacer size=”40″] Additional Georgia Scores

T17. Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia    73-73-74=220

T17. Rinko Mitsunaga, Georgia       73-73-74=220

T24. Harang Lee, Georgia            74-76-71=221

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