Georgia women's golf results

Oct. 14, 2001

Knoxville, Tenn. -- The No. 5-ranked Georgia women's golf team watched its first potential win of the season slip through its hands on Sunday, as the Lady Bulldogs shot 316 to fall from the top of the leaderboard to a tie for third in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club. Georgia was tied with Purdue, the eventual tournament winner, on the back side the final round but played the last six holes at a combined 14-over par. The Lady Bulldogs completed play eight strokes behind the Boilermakers, who finished at 902. Auburn capitalized on Georgia's late slide to finish second at 907, while the Lady Dogs tied with top-ranked Duke at 910. Senior Angela Jerman and junior Summer Sirmons finished tied for third overall at 217, four strokes behind medalist Kari Damron of Purdue. Both Lady Bulldogs were in contention to win the individual title until the final few holes. Jerman double-bogeyed No. 15 and bogeyed No. 18 to finish at 3-over 75. Sirmons bogeyed both No. 14 and No. 17 and completed the day at 76. Damron's even-par 72, the best individual tally of the third day, allowed her to overtake Duke's Leigh Anne Hardin, the leader after both the first and second rounds, and win by three shots. In addition to Jerman and Sirmons, Georgia also received counting rounds on Sunday from Whitney Christie, who carded an 81, and Natalia Nicholls, who shot 84. Abbi Francis struggled throughout her round en route to a 94. Christie finished the tournament tied for 31st at 233, while Nicholls tied for 34th at 235. Francis placed 66th at 251.



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