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Oct. 21, 2014

South Carolina women’s golf captured its second Golfweek Team of the Week honor of the season after posting a win at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships, the publication announced on Monday.

The No. 2 Gamecocks earned their second win in three fall starts over the weekend, despite playing with just four players for the final two rounds. Entering the final round back four-strokes, South Carolina rallied for a 14-shot victory and a 54-hole total of 13-over 865.

Freshman Nanna Madsen (-1) won her first collegiate event, junior Mary Fran Hillow (+2) surged to the runner-up spot after a final-round 65, a tournament and program record. Senior Justine Dreher was the third Gamecock in the top four, taking in fourth at 4-over.

South Carolina entered the season as Golfweek‘s preseason No. 10 team, but won the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M in its first start. Twelve days later, the Gamecocks finished runner-up to Duke at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. The next-closest team was 14 shots back.

This weekend, South Carolina wraps up its fall slate at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C.