March 4, 2012
HILTON HEAD, S.C. --- The No. 9-ranked Georgia women's golf finished sixth in the weather-shortened, 36-hole Darius Rucker Intercollegiate on Sunday. The last several holes of Saturday's second round were completed early Sunday afternoon and the third round was cancelled due to travel considerations.
"It would've been nice to play another 18 holes to try to make up for the bad holes yesterday," head coach Kelley Hester said. "In a 36-hole tournament, there's not much margin for error. In a 54-hole tournament, you have a chance to make up for some of your mistakes. The girls were really disappointed we couldn't play another 18 holes today. You play an outside game and sometimes weather makes a difference."
In the second round, the Bulldogs counted an even-par 71 from Marta Silva Zamora, a pair of 77s from Tess Fordham and Milena Savich and a 78, the score posted by both Emilie Burger and Rocio Sanchez Lobato. UGA's Abby Johson, who was competing as an individual, posted an 81.
On the individual leaderboard, Silva Zamora tied for fourth at even-par 142, five shots off the pace of medalist Steaphanie Meadow of Alabama. Burger tied for 20th at 150, Savich tied for 38th at 154, Sanchez Lobato tied for 43rd at 155, Fordham tied for 49th at 156 and Johnson tied for 62nd at 159.
No. 2 Alabama captured the team title at 3-over 571, 11 shots better than No. 10 North Carolina in second. Rounding out the top-10 teams were No. 5 Vanderbilt at 593, UCF at 596, Virginia at 598, the Bulldogs at 600, TCU at 602, South Carolina 604 and No. 17 Tennessee and Wake Forest both at 608.
"The conditions were tough today," Hester said. "The girls played fairly well given the circumstances. It's hard to get into playing five, six or seven holes. I think we played better than we scored. We'll try to learn from our mistakes, improve on them and ultimately hope this gets us headed in the right direction."
Georgia will return to action in two weeks when the Bulldogs travel to Gainesville, Fla., to compete in the SunTrust Gator Invitational at the University of Florida's Mark Bostick Golf Course.
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Long Cove Club
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Par 71, 6160 Yards
Sunday's Final Standings
North Carolina 292-290=582
South Carolina 303-301=604
Wake Forest 302-306=608
Notre Dame 301-319=620
Coastal Carolina 307-314=621
USC Beaufort 327-333=660
Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 67-70=137
Brooke Pancake, Alabama 71-69=140
Katherine Perry, North Carolina 72-69=141
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia 71-71=142
Brooke Beeler, TCU 71-71=142
Katie Burnett, South Carolina 72-71=143
Brittany Altomare, Virginia 73-72=145
Hannah Collier, Alabama 74-71=145
Briana Mao, Virginia 73-72=145
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt 76-70=146
Allie White, North Carolina 74-72=146
Additional Georgia Scores
T20. Emilie Burger, Georgia 72-78=150
T38. Milena Savich, Georgia 77-77=154
T43. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 77-78=155
T49. Tess Fordham, Georgia 79-77=156
T62. Abby Johnson, Georgia 78-81=159