Georgia Second, Silva Zamora Third In LMCC
Rocio Sanchez Lobato finished at 1-over 217 and tied for 15th.

April 1, 2012

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ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 9-ranked Georgia women's golf team finished second overall in the 40th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic carding a final round 293 on Sunday at the UGA Golf Course. The Bulldogs finished at 2-over 886, 12 shots behind No. 2 Alabama, which finished 10-under par with a tournament record score of 854.

Georgia senior Marta Silva Zamora finished third overall as she carded a final round 72 to finish the tournament 5-under par. Also of note for the Bulldogs, were the performances of Emilie Burger and Rocio Sanchez Lobato, who both finished 1-over par 73 on Sunday and 1-over 217 overall to tie for 15th individually.

"I'm happy with my performance," Zamora said. "It was tough, the girl who won played great and today I didn't play my best so I just finished third, but I'm pretty happy with my game."

The winner of the individual championship was Alabama's Jennifer Kirby who, having started the day top of the leader board, shot a 1-under par 71 on Sunday to deny Silva Zamora on her final appearance at the UGA Golf Course.

"I knew we would need to do something pretty special to give Alabama a run and we didn't quite do that," said Georgia head coach Kelley Hester. "But we did hold our own, and we did finish second, so overall I'm very proud of my girls they finished strong, we had flipped down to fifth at one point there in that final round so I'm proud of them."

Alabama finished at 10-under as a team and eclipsed Georgia's 1999 course record of 872, recorded at a time the course was a par 73. Alabama head coach Mic Potter said that winning the Liz Murphey Classic in a course record was only part of the Crimson Tide's successful week.   

"Whenever you have a great field with a lot of SEC teams it's a good win," Potter said. "Our focus is not so much on winning as it is achieving a standard we feel like we can play to, and it's a pretty high one, it's always about attaining that and we came pretty close this week."

Georgia's 'B' team carded a final round 311 to finish the tournament with an overall score of 71-over par. Leading the 'B' squad was Kiara Hayashida who finished tied for 40th individually, carding an overall score of 224 and finishing 8-over par.

The Bulldogs won't play again before the SEC Championships begin on April. 20, in Fayetteville, Ark.

40th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
UGA Golf Course
Athens, Ga.
Par 72; 6335 Yards

Sunday's Second-Round Standings

Team Leaderboard
Alabama                             278-287-289=854
Georgia                             284-289-293=866
Florida                             286-298-283=867
Virginia                            287-297-289=873
South Carolina                      285-292-298=875
Purdue                              293-289-296=878
Auburn                              297-292-290=879
Michigan State                      296-291-294=881
Arkansas                            305-291-290=886
Notre Dame                          301-292-299=892
Oklahoma                            296-304-295=895
Wake Forest                         302-297-297=896
Florida State                       296-304-297=897
Kent State                          293-306-302=901
Denver                              303-305-299=907
Augusta State                       311-308-303=922
Missouri                            305-310-310=925
Georgia (B)                         308-316-311=935

Individual Leaderboard
Jennifer Kirby, Alabama             66-72-71=209
Laura Gonzalez, Purdue              70-69-71=210
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia         70-69-72=211
Emily Tubert, Arkansas              72-70-69=211
Katie Burnett, South Carolina       70-70-72=212
Brooke Pancake, Alabama             68-72-73=213
Evan Jensen, Florida                71-70-72=213
Brittany Altomare, Virginia         70-71-72=213
Stephanie Meadow, Alabama           71-71-71=213
Meredith Swanson, South Carolina    71-69-74=214
Camilla Hedberg, Florida            69-75-70=214

Additional Georgia Scores
T15. Emilie Burger, Georgia         70-74-73=217
T15. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia  72-72-73=217
T23. Milena Savich, Georgia         72-74-75=221
T40. Kiara Hayashida, Georgia       69-79-76=224
T66. Amelia Hill, Georgia           79-77-75=231
T78. Collins Bradshaw, Georgia      76-81-78=235
T82. Abby Johnson, Georgia          78-77-81=236
 90. Tess Fordham, Georgia          82-83-79=244



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