With seven holes bordering the Caribbean Sea, it would be difficult to

picture the Teeth of the Dog golf course as having much bite.

But the Lady Vol golf team hit the links at the Casa de Campo Ladies

Invitational in the Dominican Republic and faced a few challenges - the

swift ocean breezes and stiff competition from several top-25 teams.

Tennessee proved its strength on Saturday to finish in fourth place after

54 holes in just two days.

The Lady Vols carded a collective score of 311 in the final round, the

second-lowest team total of the day, and UT finished with a tournament

total of 948.

Sophomore Young-A Yang blazed through the fairways, carding a one-over 73

in the third round. She improved on her second-round score of 82 to end

tied for third at 229. Her 73 was also the lowest round of the day and the

second lowest of the tournament.

Yang wasn't the only Lady Vol to finish strong. Sophomore Tina Schneeberger

also recovered from Friday's 36 holes and windy conditions to shoot a

two-over 74 in the final round. She finished in eighth place at 231

(78-79-74). Freshman Erin Simmons carded 81-79-79=239, junior Anna Umemura

rounded the course with rounds of 83-81-85=249, and sophomore Carrie Cole

finished the tournament at 83-82-87=252.

The team title went to top-ranked Duke (918), which held the lead

throughout the event. Auburn freshman Danielle Downey (222) captured her

second individual title of the year with a two-stroke win over Duke

sophomore Beth Bauer (224).

The 17th-ranked Lady Vols will make a quick turn-around this week after a

day at the beach as they regroup and head to South Carolina for the Lady

Gamecock Classic, March 17-19 at The University Club golf course.

The Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog layout is currently ranked 28th

among the world's top 100 courses by Golf Magazine. The publication

also rated the par-3 seventh hole as one of the "Top 100 Holes of the

World." Seven holes are situated along the Caribbean Sea, and the course is

part of a larger Casa de Campo resort.