April 23, 2014
Gulf Shores, Ala. – The Southern Miss women’s golf team saw team and individual records fall on the final day of the 2014 Conference USA Championship, which was played at the par 72, 6,145-yard Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club.
The Lady Eagles, who finished in seventh-place, shot a two-over par 290, the lowest round in Southern Miss history. Their 54-hole score of 896 is the second lowest in school history and is just the third sub-900 score in school history. Their score of 32-over par was also the second lowest in school history.
Senior Brandi Rodriguez set a school record by firing a five-under par 67. It was the low round of the tournament and is her 10th round of par or better this year and the 17th of her career. Rodriguez, along with freshman Devon Spriddle, tied for 16th-place at four-over par. Spriddle shot a final round 75. Their 54-hole score of 220 is the lowest round for Southern Miss in the Championship and ties the seventh lowest round in school history. The 16th-place finish is Rodriguez’s sixth top-20 finish of the year and the 22nd of her career. It is also Spriddle’s second top-20 finish of the year.
Sophomore Juliana Herrera carded a 75 to finish 13-over par in 39th-place. Her 54-hole score of 229 is the ninth lowest for Southern Miss in the Championship.
Seniors Lauren Judson and Kaylee Random tied for 40th-place at 14-over par. Random posted a career-best 73 and Judson carded a 75.
Tulane won the tournament at eight-under par, 10 shots in front of UTSA. UTSA’s Fabiola Arriaga earned individual medalist honors at nine-under par, four shots in front of Gemma Dryburgh of Tulane.