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Nov. 2, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Following top-five finishes in three of her first four tournaments of the season, South Carolina’s Katelyn Dambaugh closed the fall in the top 10 of the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings. The senior standout is currently listed at No. 9 in the rankings.

Dambaugh, the program’s current career stroke average leader (72.61), has shot under par in nine of 12 rounds this fall. The Goose Creek, S.C., native set the school’s low 18-hole (64) mark at the 2016 ANNIKA Intercollegiate (Sept. 25-27) to finish in a tie for sixth, and she earned her fifth career runner-up honors at the Cougar Classic (Oct. 2-4) with a program-best 206 (-10). She closed her fall season with top-five showings at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational (Oct. 14-16) and the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30) this past weekend.

A two-time First-Team All-American as a junior, Dambaugh ranks second in program history with 13 top-five finishes. Her 18 top-10 showings are the fourth-best total by a Gamecock, and her six top-five finishes last season were the most ever by a junior in school history.

Dambaugh and No. 13 South Carolina wrapped up the fall on a winning note, capturing the Landfall Tradition with a 54-hole mark of 859 (-5). The Gamecocks posted a tournament-record 280 (-8) in the final round to pull even with Wake Forest before winning in a scorecard tiebreaker.

Carolina returns to action in February for the start of its spring season. The team’s full spring slate will be announced later this fall.