The University of Tennessee women's golf team fell to ninth place at the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational after shooting a team-high 311 in round three on Sunday. The 311 combined with the 296 and 291 from the first two days gave head coach Judi Pavon's squad a three-day total of 898, tying for the fifth lowest score in team history. Auburn ended Duke's three tournament winning streak with its third consecutive round of 291 to sit in first place with a total of 873.
Lady Vol junior Young-A Yang was leading the tournament heading into day three, but she shot a 3-over par 75 to fall to third place, one stroke behind Lorena Ochoa of Arizona and Katherine Hull of Pepperdine. Yang's three-day total of 212 is second in Lady Vol history behind the 209 recorded by Katharina Larsson at the 1994 SEC Championships. This also marks the third top-10 finish of the season for the junior from South Korea.
Sophomore Erin Simmons moved up four places to 36th after a final round 76 to finish with a 228. Juniors Tina Schneeberger and Carrie Cole both found themselves among the crowd in 40th place after carding third round scores of 81 and 79, respectively, to finish with a 229. Senior Anna Umemura rounded out the scoring for the Orange and White with day three score of 82 which put her in a tie for 49th place with a total of 237.
The Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational marks the last tournament of the fall for the Lady Vols. UT's season will resume on Feb. 23, 2001, at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational.