Feb. 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Amira Alexander paced the contingent from the Georgia women's golf team on Saturday in the inaugural Lady Bulldog Individual Championship at the UGA Golf Course.
Originally slated for 36 holes, the event had to be cut in half following a frost delay in the morning. The field consisted of players from 12 schools, including freshmen Alexander, Sylvie Brick and Alex Celli and junior Amelia Hill from Georgia. For the freshmen, Saturday's competition was their first as collegians.
Alexander fired a 5-over-par 77, Hill and Brick each signed for a 9-over 81, followed by Celli at 12-over 84.
Medalist honors went to Mia Piccio of Florida as she shot a 3-under 69.
"Today was a great chance for (assistant coach) Lindsay (Hulwick) and myself to see our players in action in a tournament setting," Georgia coach Josh Brewer said. "There were a lot of positives and a lot of good things, and now they have an idea of what they really need to work on in practice to get better. Their qualifying scores tell us they can play, so it was nice for them to get a chance to compete against some great players from other schools."
Georgia will return to action Feb. 15-17 in the Mash Up Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. The Lady Bulldogs will be hosting the NCAA Championships May 21-24 at the UGA Golf Course.