Georgia Finishes Fourth At Gator Invitational
Emilie Burger finished sixth individually, her third top-10 this season.

March 18, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The No. 10-ranked Georgia women's golf team shot 295 in Sunday's final round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational at the University of Florida's Mark Bostick Golf Course and finished fourth in the 17-team field.

"We got off to a horrible start today," head coach Kelley Hester said. "We were 11-over through our first six holes. I was proud of them. They showed a lot of character to dig their heels in. We just didn't quite have it today. We would've liked to finish higher, but fourth place in a field like this is a solid showing. Given the way we came out of the blocks today, I'll take it. It could've been worse."

Marta Silva Zamora led the Bulldogs with a 1-over 71, while Georgia also counted Emilie Burger's 73, Milena Savich's 75 and Collins Bradshaw's 76. Rocio Sanchez Lobato shot 77.

Overall, Burger finished sixth at 1-over 211, Silva Zamora tied 15th at 219, Savich tied for 28th at 223, and Bradshaw and Sanchez Lobato tied for 48th at 229. Tess Fordham, who competed as an individual, tied for 79th at 239.

No. 23 Florida overtook No. 2 Alabama to claim the team title. The Gators' closing 287 pushed them ahead of the Tide by a single stroke. Rounding out the top-10 teams were Florida State at 872, the Bulldogs at 877, No. 11 Duke at 882, South Florida, Arkansas and Auburn all at 885, No. 14 Baylor at 886 and Ole Miss at 891.

Florida State's Maria Salinas captured medalist honors at 2-under 206 after a closing 66.

Georgia will return to action in two weeks when the Bulldogs host the 40h annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

"We have four seniors and we're always excited to play at home," Hester said. "Maybe we can do what Florida did today. Playing at the home course does have some advantages with familiarity with the course and home fans. I know the girls are looking forward to it."

SunTrust Gator Invitational
UF Mark Bostick Golf Course
Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70; 6002 Yards

Sunday's Final-Round Standings

Team Leaderboard
Florida                              294-283-287=864
Alabama                              284-293-288=865
Florida State                        290-293-289=872
Georgia                              286-296-295=877
Duke                                 295-300-287=882
South Florida                        294-294-297=885
Auburn                               293-300-292=885
Arkansas                             297-299-289=885
Baylor                               302-293-291=886
Ole Miss                             305-293-293=891
Kentucky                             291-299-306=896
UCF                                  303-298-305=906
Wisconsin                            303-301-308=912
Kent State                           309-306-303=918
Chattanooga                          302-311-310=923
Mississippi State                    304-315-307=926
Georgia State                        309-305-315=929

Individual Leaderboard
Maria Salinas, Florida State         68-72-66=206
Camilla Hedberg, Florida             68-71-69=208
Christina Miller, South Florida      69-67-72=208
Stephanie Meadow, Alabama            71-71-68=210
Emily Tubert, Arkansas               72-70-68=210
Emilie Burger, Georgia               67-71-73=211
Evan Jensen, Florida                 77-69-69=215
Lindy Duncan, Duke                   72-77-67=216
Haley Davis, Baylor                  77-67-73=217
Marta Sanz, Auburn                   73-72-72=217

Additional Georgia Scores
T15. Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia     73-75-71=219
T35. Milena Savich, Georgia          74-74-74=223
T48. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia   72-80-75=229
T48. Collins Bradshaw, Georgia       77-76-76=229
T79. Tess Fordham, Georgia           77-72-90=239



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