Women's Golf Claims Third Place at Fall Beach Blast

UABSPORTS.COM Jaime Ritter sank a hole-in-one to lead the Blazers in the final round
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Jaime Ritter sank a hole-in-one to lead the Blazers in the final round
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Oct. 30, 2012

Team Results | Individual Results

GULF SHORES, Ala. – The UAB women’s golf team concluded play at the 2012 Fall Beach Blast on Tuesday with a third-place finish in the event.

Playing at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, the Blazers finished six strokes behind second-place Sam Houston State (627/+51), while Southern Miss took the No. 1 spot with a 37-over 613 team score.

“I am pleased with the way we competed this week,” said head coach Kim Wilcox. “A third-place finish in an event like this is a great way to conclude the fall portion of our schedule and gives us plenty to build on as we head to the spring.”

Individually, UAB sophomore Holly Robinson shot a team-best 13-over 157 to finish in a three-way tie for eighth place. Teammate and Blazer sophomore Margaret Yeh also had a strong two rounds with her 12th-place showing after shooting a 15-over 159.

Junior Caitlin Watts finished tied at No. 16 with her 16-over 160, while senior Lindsey Gipson shot a 17-over 161 to claim a 23rd-place finish.  Meanwhile, senior Jaime Ritter (+19/163) and freshman Jessica Rouillard (+20/164) rounded out the Blazer effort in 28th and 31st place, respectively. 

Sam Houston State’s Shelby Hardy tallied a four-over 148 to take medalist honors, while  Juliana Herrera (+5/149) and Vicky Correa (+7/151) of Southern Miss were second and third.

The Fall Beach Blast is the final event of the fall season for the Blazers. UAB begins the spring on Feb. 25-26 at the USA Women’s Invitational in Mobile, Ala.

 

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