Lady Bulldogs Slip To Fifth At The NCAA Women's Golf Championships


May 23, 2002

NCAA Golf Coverage

Auburn, Wash. --- For the second straight day, the final three holes proved to be costly for the No. 10 Georgia Lady Bulldogs at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships. A day after losing five strokes during the final three holes of the second round, the Lady Dogs gave up four shots during the finishing stretch on Thursday. Georgia carded an 8-over 296 at the Washington National Golf Club during the third round of play and slipped from third to fifth in the process.

Those late setbacks have hindered the Lady Dogs' attempt to defend their national championship. Georgia enters Friday's final round 10 strokes behind tournament leader Arizona with the knowledge it gave up a combined nine shots on the final three holes of the past two days. "I am really, really proud of the way we're playing," head coach Todd McCorkle said. "The last two days we've played great and gotten ourselves into good position but haven't been able to play all the way through. I really feel like we've played well enough to be leading this tournament. The mistakes we've made aren't major. Stranger things have happened, but we would probably need to play our absolute best and get a little help (to win)."

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