ROGERS, Ark. - The Tennessee Lady Vol golf team swiped strokes off its

final total one more time to capture third place at the 2000 SEC in Rogers,

Ark., on Sunday.

The Lady Vols totaled 925 on the three-day event, while sophomore Young-A

Yang claimed a share of second place.

"I'm very pleased that our team improved every day, especially with the

tough conditions on this course," Lady Vol head coach Lori Brock said.

"Third place was a great showing, and getting four out of five players on

All-SEC teams was tremendous."

Yang topped the Lady Vol effort by ending in a four-way tie for second

place on the par 72, 5,943-yard Pinnacle Country Club. Yang finished with a

final round 76 to total 226 on the tournament. Last year, she claimed sole

possession of second. Yang also earned first team All-SEC honors for the

second consecutive year.

As a team, Tennessee shot 312-309-304­925 on the tournament. The squad

finished with a new leader on the round in freshman Erin Simmons who fired

a two-over 74 on the final day.

Simmons ended tied for 15th and earned All-SEC honorable mention honors.

Freshman Rosanna Zernatto also earned honorable mention honors with a final

total of 240 to tie for 31st. Additionally, sophomore Tina Schneeberger

made her way onto the All-Conference teams, earning a spot on the second

team. She finished tied for 20th with a three-round total of 235.

Rounding out the UT lineup was senior Stacey Bergman, who also finished

among the top 25, sharing 23rd with a tournament total of 236.

Auburn claimed the 2000 SEC team title, firing a 919 on the event to end

Georgia's three-year winning streak. Louisiana State was just two strokes

back at 921 while Tennessee finished at 925. Auburn freshman Danielle

Downey won the SEC individual title, shooting 224 on the tournament

Tennessee will now turn its attention to the NCAA East Regional. The

tournament runs May 11-13 in Columbus, Ohio, on the Scarlet Course at Ohio

State University.