The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team rolled on up in the
standings to finish in third place after Sunday's final round at the Liz
Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga.
All four Lady Vols competing claimed top 25 spots on the par-73, 5,994-yard
University of Georgia Golf Course.
Tournament hosts Georgia took the team title for the second consecutive
year. The Bulldogs set a new tournament low total of 872 to finish four
under par and 36 strokes ahead of second-place LSU. Georgia's Shauna Estes
remained on top of the pack to earn individual medalist honors, shooting a
five-under 214 in the 54-hole event.
Tennessee opened play with a first-round 317, which put the Lady Vols in
10th place. The squad picked up play on the second day, moving up to sixth
at 302 and boasting all four golfers among the top half of the 96-player
field. In the third round, the Lady Vols shot a total of 298 for third and
second-best team finish this season. The team topped five of the seven SEC
schools they were competing against, and finished just one stroke behind
UT senior Jessica Lindbergh collected her second top-10 finish of the
season, ending tied for 10th with a total score of 227. She led the Lady
Vol effort throughout the event.
Freshman Young-A Yang made up ground after her first-round 83, firing an
even-par 73 on the second and third days to end tied for 15th at 229. Tina
Schneeberger posted her second-best finish of the season, joining Yang in
the 15th slot with rounds of 80, 75 and 74 for 229.
Rounding out the UT lineup was junior Stacy Bergman, carding a four-over 77
on the final day to finish 25th at 232. Freshman Carrie Cole also made the
trip, but a shoulder injury during the practice day forced her
The tournament closed out the regular season for the Lady Vols. The team
will return to action April 16-18 at the SEC Championships, hosted by
Auburn in Opelika, Ala., on the Grand National Lake Course.
Lady Vol golfers take third in Murphey Classic
Published: Tue Apr 06, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:49 p.m.