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May 23, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. –

The South Carolina women’s golf team turned in a final-round 1-over 281 to move up three spots and finish in 13th place at the NCAA Championship on Friday at the Tulsa Country Club

“The team did a great job,” said head coach Kalen Harris. “The last two days we were four-over as a group and the first two days we obviously got off to a rough start. I was really proud of the way they battled back. We finished one shot off of the top ten. I’m really proud of the season they had. This was our best season in Gamecock history and they have been an incredible group. We finished off the year not exactly how we hoped but they really came back and I’m really proud of the season we had.”

The Gamecocks wrapped up the tournament with a total of 1,164 (+44), which is a new program record for low 72-hole score. The previous record of 1,176 was set at the 2012 NCAA Championship when South Carolina placed fifth.

South Carolina’s final round score of 281 was their lowest round of the tournament and matches the fourth lowest 18 hole-score in program history.

In her final tournament as a Gamecock, Samantha Swinehart fired a final-round 3-under 67, carding the low round for the South Carolina for the second day in a row. She recorded four birdies and a bogey on the day. The senior finished the tournament with a 72-hole score of 284, which is a new school record and tied for 13th place.

Also making her last appearance as a Gamecock, senior Suzie Lee finished the tournament with a total score of 295 (+15) and tied for 67th place, which her best finish at an NCAA Championship. She shot 2-over on the back side to open the round, but came in 1-under on the front nine to finish the day a 71 (+1).

After carding a final round 70 (E), junior Justine Dreher tied for 74th with a total of 296 (+16). She opened the round shooting 1-over on the back side and then bogeyed the first hole, but evened her score with a pair of birdies and made six straight pars to end her round.

Freshman Katelyn Dambaugh and sophomore Sarah Schmezel both wrapped up the week with a total of 298 (+18) and tied for 80th place. Dambaugh shot a 73 (+3) in the final round, while Schmezlel turned in a 76 (+6).

Duke won the national title with a total of 1130 (+4). Southern California’s Doris Chen claimed the individual title with a total of 274 (-6).

South Carolina Results
Samantha Swinehart 73-76-68-67=284 (+4)
Suzie Lee 75-78-71-71=295 (+15)
Justine Dreher 80-73-73-70=296 (+16)
Katelyn Dambaugh 75-77-73-73=298 (+18)
Sarah Schmelzel 78-73-71-76=298 (+18)

Team Standings
1. Duke 293-285-278-274=1130 (+10)
2. Southern California 293-291-278-270=1132 (+12)
3. UCLA 291-293-283-278=1145 (+25)
4. Oklahoma 288-287-291-281=1147 (+27)
5. Arizona State 293-287-291-279=1150 (+30)
6. Mississippi State 302-285-283-287=1157 (+37)
T7. Arizona 298-286-287-287=1158 (+38)
T7. Ohio State 299-291-288-280=1158 (+38)
9. Alabama 305-285-289-282=1161 (+41)
T10. Vanderbilt 303-290-286-284=1163 (+43)
T10. Texas A&M 305-292-288-278=1163 (+43)
T10. NC State 307-284-280-292=1163 (+43)
13. South Carolina 301-299-283-281=1164 (+44)
14. Virginia 303-295-288-279=1165 (+45)
T15. Northwestern 305-289-284-288=1166 (+46)
T15. Tulane 303-294-278-291=1166 (+46)
17. Washington 299-298-293-286=1167 (+47)
T18. Florida 305-292-290-282=1169 (+49)
T18. Stanford 300-286-294-289=1169 (+49)
T20. Michigan State 305-283-302-288=1178 (+58)
T20. Campbell 305-303-289-281=1178 (+58)
22. California 296-305-298-290=1180 (+60)
23. Iowa State 306-298-292-290=1186 (+66)
24. Kansas 313-293-303-292=1201 (+81)