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March 6, 2016

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GAMECOCK SCORECARDS
1. Katelyn Dambaugh
Round 1: 75 (+4)
Round 2: 72 (+1)
Round 3: 70 (-1)
To Par: +4
Place: T7
2. Ainhoa Olarra
Round 1: 74 (+3)
Round 2: 74 (+3)
Round 3: 74 (+3)
To Par: +9
Place: T26
3. Sarah Schmelzel
Round 1: 77 (+6)
Round 2: 72 (+1)
Round 3: 74 (+3)
To Par: +10
Place: T35
4. Marion Veysseyre
Round 1: 77 (+6)
Round 2: 73 (+2)
Round 3: 75 (+4)
To Par: +12
Place: T39
5. Jia Xin Yang
Round 1: 79 (+8)
Round 2: 77 (+6)
Round 3: 80 (+9)
To Par: +23
Place: T84
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 R2 R3 Total
1. Alabama 278 298 292 868 (+16)
2. Virginia 281 298 296 875 (+23)
3. Duke 299 289 290 878 (+26)
4. Oklahoma State 292 290 297 879 (+27)
5. North Carolina 290 295 296 881 (+29)
6. Arkansas 289 296 297 882 (+30)
7. Georgia 301 282 300 883 (+31)
T8. South Carolina 303 291 293 887 (+35)
T8. USC 297 293 297 887 (+35)
10. Tennessee 295 292 301 888 (+36)
11. Vanderbilt 282 300 307 889 (+37)
12. Furman 303 302 293 898 (+46)
13. Auburn 296 289 316 901 (+49)
14. Wake Forest 300 300 303 903 (+51)
T15. LSU 303 301 308 912 (+60)
T15. Mississippi State 303 300 309 912 (+60)
17. Kentucky 307 300 306 913 (+61)
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: March 4-6

Location: Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Course: Pete Dye Course at Long Cove Club

Par: 71

Yards: 6,208

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — South Carolina women’s golfer Katelyn Dambaugh finished in a tie for seventh (217, +4) at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate after firing a 1-under 70 in the event’s final round at Long Cove Club. The Gamecocks, who posted a 9-over 293 on Sunday, moved up the leaderboard in the third round and finished the tournament in a tie for eighth place at 35-over (887).

Alabama won the 54-hole event with a final score of 868 (+16), while Crimson Tide freshman Cheyenne Knight earned medalist honors after totaling a 213 to finish even.

Dambaugh notched three birdies on Sunday, starting on the par-4 12th. She made the turn at even (35) before adding birdies on holes No. 1 and 3. The Goose Creek, S.C., native, who boasts four top-10 finishes this season, recorded just two bogeys in the final round, and her 1-under 70 marked the low 18-hole score for the Gamecocks during the week.

Ainhoa Olarra (T-26, +9) finished just outside the top 25 after carding her third-straight 3-over 74. The sophomore shook off three early bogeys, registering birdies on No. 13 and 15, and she made the turn at 3-over 38. Olarra’s final birdie of the day came on the par-4 fifth, and she closed her round with four straight pars.

Senior Sarah Schmelzel also recorded a 3-over 74, as she collected two birdies on Sunday’s third round. Following a 3-over 38 on her front nine, the Phoenix, Ariz., native settled down and turned in an even 36 on her final nine holes. Schmelzel finished in a tie for 35th with a three-round total of 223 (+10).

Marion Veysseyre (T-39) concluded her impressive week with a final-round score of 75 (+4). Back-to-back birdies on No. 15 and 16 helped her recover from multiple early bogeys, and the freshman recorded her last birdie of the week on the par-5 third. Veysseyre’s three-day score of 225 (+12) marked her best 54-hole total for the Gamecocks.

Junior Jia Xin Yang turned in a 9-over 80 on Sunday to finish her week in a tie for 84th place at 23-over (236). Fellow junior Marianna Monaco, who was one of two Gamecocks competing as an individual, finished tied for 80th (234, +21) in her first tournament for South Carolina. Freshman Isidora Nilsson, the other individual for the Gamecocks, placed 89th with a total score of 242 (+29).

Virginia (875, +23) earned runner-up honors, while Duke turned in the low round of the day (290, +6) to finish third at 26-over (878).

Round Changer

Junior Katelyn Dambaugh saw a strong start to her back nine on Sunday, as she birdied two of the first three holes following the turn.

Notables

  • This weekend marked the 10th career top-10 finish for Katelyn Dambaugh. Sunday was the ninth time this season that the junior finished a round par or better.
  • Junior Marianna Monaco was just one of four golfers to card an eagle this week. Her eagle came on the par-5 third during Sunday’s final round.
  • South Carolina’s 9-over 293 on Sunday was the third-lowest score in the final round.

Up Next

The Gamecocks return to action on Mon, March 14, when they begin play at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. The two-day event, which takes place at Sewailo Golf Club, will be hosted by the University of Arizona.

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