Oct. 21, 2008
Bay St. Louis, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's golf team shot a final round 308 to earn a tie for fourth place at the LDR Investments Lady Colonel Intercollegiate. The tournament was hosted by Nicholls State University and was played at the Bridges Golf Club in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Sophomore Virginia Espejo earned her fourth-straight top ten finish, closing with a four-over 76 to finish in a tie for ninth-place.
Sophomore Jennifer Judge and junior Clara Viladomiu tied for 15th-place. Judge shot a final round 77, while Viladomiu finished with a 76, respectively. For Judge, it was her first top-20 finish of the season. Senior Heather Golden shot an 80 to tie for 25th place, while junior Samantha Holt closed with a 79 to earn a 43rd-place finish.
McNeese State's Lacy McKinley won the individual competition, defeating Samford's Sara Hunt and teammate Maggie Welch in a playoff. All three finished at two-over par.
McNeese State won the team competition with a 21-over par 597. Sam Houston State finished in second with 607 strokes. Samford took third place with 611 strokes. Southern Miss and South Alabama tied for fourth with 621 strokes. Lamar earned a sixth-place finish with 622 strokes, while host school Nicholls State finished with 628 strokes for seventh-place. Troy took eighth after shooting a 641, followed by Jackson State (659) and Centenary (669).
Southern Miss closes out the fall season Nov. 3-4 when they travel to Gulf Shores, Ala. for the UAB Beach Bash.
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