Silva Zamora Posts Career-Low Loop

Oct. 10, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Junior Marta Silva Zamora fired a career-low 6-under 66 to finish at 9-under 207 and fourth individually at the Tar Heel Invitational on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Georgia tied for eighth in the team field at 10-over 874.


The Bulldogs posted a 3-over 291 at UNC's Finley Golf Course on Sunday, counting Silva Zamora's 66, a 74 from Emilie Burger, 75 from Amelia Hill and a 76 from Milena Savich.




"I was proud of them today," head coach Kelley Hester said. "Obviously Marta had a terrific day, but I think this was the first time all year we have everyone else struggle. I'll give it to them, the fought through it and turned in a pretty good (team) score. We were 3-over after the first hole and played the rest of the way at even.


"We feel like we didn't have our best week," Hester continued. "I certainly don't think we played bad, but we didn't play our best. A top-10 finish in a field like this is something you can't feel bad about."


No. 1 Alabama completed its wire-to-wire team win by finishing at 28-under 836. Rounding out the top-10 teams were No. 4 LSU at 848, No. 3 Duke at 851, No. 10 Virginia at 862, No. 11 North Carolina at 866, No. 16 Michigan State at 870, No. 14 Tulane at 872, the Bulldogs and No. 7 Vanderbilt at 874 and No. 15 Wake Forest at 876.


Alabama's Brooke Pancake topped LSU's Megan McChrystal in a playoff for medalist honors after they both finished at 11-under 205. In addition to Silva Zamora, for Georgia Burger tied for 42nd at 221, Savich tied for 51st at 223, Kendall Wright tied for 61st at 226 and Hill tied for 85th at 234.


Silva Zamora teed off from No. 6 with a shotgun start on Sunday and quickly birdied No. 7 and No. 8. After a quartet of pars, she birdied No. 13 and No. 14 and then No. 16 and No. 17 to move to 6-under. Following her only bogey of the day at No. 1, Silva Zamora closed her loop with a birdie at No. 5.


Silva Zamora's 66 equaled the second-best round in Georgia history, a stroke shy of the 66 Vicki Goetze posted in the final round of the 1992 NCAA Championships. Silva Zamora's 9-under tournament score is the third-best in Bulldog annals. Silva Zamora is now a combined 17-under through three 54-hole events this fall, and she now owns eight of the top 35 low individual tournament scores in Georgia history.


Georgia will wrap up the fall portion of its campaign next month when the Bulldogs compete in the PAC-10 SEC Challenge at Stanford on Nov. 5-7.


"We've got a few things to work on with everybody," Hester said. "We'll be able to work on some things that we usually might wait until after the fall to take a look at. This will give us a chance work on those things and then try them out before the break. These three tournaments have shown us where we need to be. We know what we need to do to get there, and that's what we're going to do."


Tar Heel Invitational

UNC Finley Golf Course

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Par 72; 6285 Yards


Sunday's Final-Round Results


Team Leaderboard

Alabama                                  277-274-285=836

LSU                                      285-285-278=848

Duke                                     288-278-285=851

Virginia                                 290-289-283=862

North Carolina                           294-284-288=866

Michigan State                           289-282-289=870

Tulane                                   289-296-287=872

Georgia                                  295-288-291=874

Vanderbilt                               298-287-289=874

Wake Forest                              291-288-297=876

South Carolina                           291-297-290=878

Louisville                               301-291-286=878

Auburn                                   293-288-299=880

Texas A&M                                292-291-297=880

Florida                                  288-301-292=881

Florida State                            299-292-299=890

Denver                                   299-295-304=898

N.C. State                               302-303-303=908


Individual Leaderboard

*Brooke Pancake, Alabama                 65-69-71=205

Megan McChrystal, LSU                    67-72-66=205

Camilla Lennarth, Alabama                69-67-70=206

Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia              72-69-66=207

Sara-Maude Juneau, Louisville            70-69-69=208

Brittany Altomare, Virginia              68-69-73=210

Laetitia Beck, Duke                      71-67-72=210

Janine Fellows, Tulane                   67-73-70=210

Jennifer Kirby, Alabama                  71-68-71=210

Austin Ernst, LSU                        72-71-68=211

Calle Nielson, Virginia                  71-73-67=211

Catherine O'Donnell, North Carolina      71-68-72=211

Caroline Powers, Michigan State          71-71-69=211


* won individual title in a playoff.


Georgia Scores

T42. Emilie Burger, Georgia              73-74-74=221

T51. Milena Savich, Georgia              73-72-76=223

T61. Kendall Wright, Georgia             73-73-78=226

T85. Amelia Hill, Georgia                73-78-75=234

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