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April 21, 2010

Jill Darr Rowell, who played golf for the University of South Carolina from 1992-95, died Sunday, April 18, in her hometown of Gainesville, Fla., after a 10-month battle with leukemia. She was 37.

She competed in 10 tournaments over three seasons after redshirting as a freshman, including seven appearances her sophomore season of 1993-94. Her top finish was a tie for 45th place at the Spalding/Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational, where she also posted her career-best round. In 30 rounds, she posted a career scoring average of 85.00.

Rowell was formerly a teacher at Satchel Ford Elementary School in Columbia and coached the golf team at Dreher High School. Her husband, Richard Rowell, was an assistant coach for the Gamecock men’s soccer team from 1994-2000.

Visitation is set for Thursday, April 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville. A celebration of life will be Friday, April 23, at the Chapel In The Meadows, also in Gainesville.

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