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April 7, 2017


1. Katelyn Dambaugh
Round 1: 76 (+4)
Match 1:
Match 2:
To Par: +1
Place: T-14th
2. Ainhoa Olarra
Round 1: 77 (+5)
Match 1:
Match 2:
To Par: +5
Place: T-18th
3. Ana Pelaez
Round 1: 80 (+8)
Match 1:
Match 2:
To Par: +8
Place: T-33rd
4. Jia Xin Yang
Round 1: 80 (+8)
Match 1:
Match 2:
To Par: +8
Place: T-33rd
5. Marion Veysseyre
Round 1: 86 (+14)
Match 1:
Match 2:
To Par: +14
Place: 57th
Team Standings
Pos. Team R1 Match 1 Match 2 Total
1. Georgia 297 297 (+9)
T2. Alabama 303 303 (+15)
T2. Denver 303 303 (+15)
4. Arkansas 304 304 (+16)
T5. Auburn 310 310 (+22)
T5. Southern Cal 310 310 (+22)
T5. Oklahoma State 310 310 (+22)
8. Daytona State 311 311 (+23)
9. Purdue 312 312 (+24)
10. South Carolina 313 313 (+25)
11. Old Dominion 321 321 (+33)
12. Troy 328 328 (+40)
Tournament Quick Facts

Dates: April 7-9

Location: Athens, Ga.

Course: UGA Golf Course

Par: 72

Yards: 6,300

ATHENS, Ga. — South Carolina women’s golf began play at the 2017 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Friday, carding an opening-round 313 (+25) at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The No. 11 Gamecocks, who finished the day in 10th place, will face 11th-seeded Old Dominion Saturday morning in the first of two matches tomorrow.

Senior Katelyn Dambaugh, who returned to the Gamecock lineup this week after making her LPGA Tour debut at the 2017 ANA Inspiration, paced Carolina with a 4-over 76 in round one. The Goose Creek, S.C., native made the turn at 1-under 35 following her eagle on the par-5 seventh, and she ended her day with back-to-back pars. Dambaugh finished the stroke-play portion of the event tied for 14th.

Ainhoa Olarra posted an opening-round 77 (+5) to tie for 18th. The junior shook off a handful of early bogeys and registered a birdie on No. 9 to fire a front-nine 39 (+3). She registered six pars after the turn, including one on each of her last four holes.

Gamecock freshman Ana Pelaez and senior Jia Xin Yang both shot an 80 (+8) Friday. Pelaez notched a birdie on the par-5 ninth, while Yang’s lone birdie of the day came on No. 12. The pair of Gamecocks placed in a tie for 33rd, and Carolina sophomore Marion Veysseyre finished in 57th place with an 18-hole mark of 86 (+14).

No. 8 Georgia earned the No. 1 seed after opening with a 9-over 297, while No. 1 Alabama and Denver each shot a 303 (+15) to round out the top three. The top eight teams from Friday’s first round qualified for the Red Bracket, while the remaining four teams were placed in the Black Bracket. Jillian Hollis of the host Bulldogs earned medalist honors following her 5-under 67.

Round Changer

Katelyn Dambaugh’s eagle on the par-5 seventh jumpstarted a front-nine 35 (-1) and gave the Carolina senior a brief share of the individual lead.


  • South Carolina was one of three schools to have a player record an eagle in the opening round.
  • The Gamecocks ranked third in the 12-team field in par-5 scoring Friday with a mark of 5.10.
  • Senior Katelyn Dambaugh has posted the top stroke-play finish among Gamecocks in five of Carolina’s eight tournaments this season.

Up Next

No. 10 seed South Carolina will face 11th-seeded Old Dominion Saturday morning before competing against 12th-seeded Troy in the afternoon at UGA Golf Course. The Gamecocks get underway tomorrow at 9:20 a.m. ET.