Manuela Carbajo Ré registered her second under-par loop of the fall.
Oct. 7, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. --- Manuela Carbajo Ré fired a 4-under 66 in Monday's final round of the Schooner Fall Classic and vaulted 20 spots on the individual leaderboard in the process. The No. 17-ranked Bulldogs closed with a 4-over 284 and finished in 14th place overall.
Georgia's final round was 20 strokes better than the Bulldogs' second-round effort. Rounding out the contributing scores were a 72 from Sammi Lee and a pair of 73s, the tally signed for by Harang Lee, Rocio Sanchez Lobato and Mary Ellen Shuman.
"It was nice to put five solid rounds together today and put up a good score," head coach Josh Brewer said. "They could've let it slip today, but they showed they have a lot of fight in them. We still have to do a better job of finishing off a round, though. We had a couple of birdie holes at the end of the day and instead of finishing them 1- of 2-under I think we have a few shots back. We'll keep working and when we do finish a round we'll put up a really good score."
The Bulldogs teed off from No. 10 on Monday. Carbajo Ré birdied No. 12 and No. 17 to turn at 2-under. She registered her only bogey of the day at No. 1, her 10th hole of the day. Successive birdies at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 put the sophomore from Necochea, Argentina at 4-under, where she wrapped up her loop.
"Manu played solid all day," Brewer said. "She was in control of her golf swing and in control of her golf ball. I think she only had one or two shots off the fairways. As well as she played, she had a couple of good looks coming in. Believe me, we needed someone to go out today and shot 4- or 5-under and show everyone else that they're capable of doing that. She's already had two days like that this fall."
Carbajo Ré ascended from 39th to 19th in the individual field, registering her third top-20 finish in as many tournaments this fall and her ninth in 12 events as a collegian.
Harang Lee finished 47th at 227, Sammi Lee tied for 48th at 228, Sanchez Lobato tied for 55th at 230 and Shuman tied for 65th at 234.
No. 6 Oklahoma State shot 1-under 279 en route to capturing the team title at 868, six shots better than tournament host No. 3 Oklahoma. LSU's Madelene Sagstrom secured medalist honors at 4-under 206, two strokes ahead of Kentucky's Liz Breed.
The Bulldogs will wrap up the 2013 calendar portion of their schedule in three weeks when they compete in the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 25-27.
"Hopefully, today will kickstart us at Stanford," Brewer said.