March 12, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It took extra holes, but Southern Miss won the rain-shortened 19th annual Lady Eagle Invitational, played at the par-72, 6,111-yard Hattiesburg Country Club.
Vicky Correa parred the final hole to send it to a playoff with Memphis. On the first hole, Brandi Rodriguez' par clinched the Lady Eagles third victory of the season. It is also their fifth Lady Eagle Invitational title.
Rodriguez shot a 73 to tie for second-place. It is her second top five finish of the year and the fifth of her career.
Correa and Sarah Hicks tied for sixth-place with a 77. It is Correa's third top ten finish of the year and the ninth of her career, while it is Hicks first career top ten finish.
Freshman Juliana Herrera shot a 79 to tie for 17th-place for her third top 20 finish of the year. Freshman Jennifer Nguyen had a season-best finish, tying for 36th-place after shooting an 82. Junior Lauren Judson shot an 83 to tie for 42nd-place and junior Kaylee Random shot an 87 to tie for 64th-place.
Southern Miss this weekend when it travels to Augusta, Ga., for the Insperity Lady Jaguar Invitational, Friday-Sunday, March 15-17.
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