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April 24, 2010

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Corrine Carr and Katie Burnett tied for fourth place in the 17-player field, leading South Carolina to a second-place finish in a tri-match with Duke and East Carolina on Saturday at Ironwood Country Club. The Gamecocks shot 588 (+12) in the 36-hole outing to finish three strokes behind the Pirates and six ahead of the third-ranked Blue Devils.

Burnett and Carr posted totals of 145 (+1) to tie for fourth place. Carr had her second straight sub-par round in the morning with a 71, then followed up with a 74. Burnett went 72-73 on the day to mark her sixth time in 10 events to be one of the Gamecocks’ top finishers. Freshman Amanda Strang tied for sixth place with rounds of 76-72=148 (+4), and Taylor Barrett shot 76-74-150 (+6) to finish in eighth place.

East Carolina’s Amber Littman was the day’s medalist, shooting 71-68=139 (-5) to finish three shots clear of Duke’s Kim Donovan, who went 72-70=142 (-2). ECU’s Abby Bools was third at even-par 144, followed by Burnett and Carr.

The Gamecocks will now await Monday’s announcement on the pairings for NCAA Regionals, which run May 6-8. The East Regional, the most likely site for South Carolina will be held at Ironwood Country Club, the site of today’s match.

T4. Katie Burnett – 72-73=145 (+1)
T4. Corrine Carr – 71-74=145 (+1)
T6. Amanda Strang – 76-74=148 (+4)
8. Taylor Barrett – 76-74=150 (+6)
16. Meredith Swanson – 95-77=172 (+28)

1. East Carolina – 293-292=585 (+9)
2. South Carolina – 295-293=588 (+12)
3. Duke – 299-295=594 (+18)