Records Fall As MSU, McDonald Win Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational
POINT, Miss. – Numerous school records fell Wednesday at Old Waverly
Golf Club as the Mississippi State women’s golf team claimed the Old
Waverly Bulldog Invitational team title by 21 strokes and Ally McDonald
won top individual honors.
MSU recorded a
school-record 275 in the final round to finish the three-round event
with a 20-under-par 844 that bettered the previous top standard set by
the 1999 squad at the Lady Seminole Invitational.
Brown-Lemm’s squad shattered the previous team best tournament record
by 20 strokes to claim the program’s first tournament title since the
2004 Wildcat Fall Invitational.
an awesome day,” head coach Brown-Lemm said. “Our girls work so hard
every day and this was their tournament to win. Breaking the records we
did today and winning our home tournament makes this a great day for
Entering Wednesday one shot behind
teammate Jessica Peng for the lead, McDonald fired seven birdies,
including one on No. 18, to card a 5-under-par 67 and win the
tournament by one shot with a 9-under 207 that came one shy of matching
her school record set in last season’s NCAA Central Regional.
All-American bounced back from a bogey on No. 8 to post five birdies
through her final 11 holes. The victory placed her third in career
victories, one behind Carri Wood for second.
also made her mark on the record books, firing a 3-under 69 Wednesday
to finish runner-up with an MSU freshman record 8-under-par 208. Peng
posted consecutive birdies on holes five and six and 14 and 15, and she
narrowly missed a birdie putt on No. 18 that would have forced a
playoff with her teammate.
After struggling early
in her final round, Ji Eun Baik closed the front nine with
three-straight birdies and added two more on the back nine shoot a
3-under-par 69 to finish the tournament tied for fourth overall with a
Senior Mary Langdon Gallagher used
back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 to shoot her best round of the
tournament, a 2-under-par 70. Gallagher made a four-shot improvement
Wednesday to secure a tie for eighth with an even par 216.
Rica Tse rounded out the MSU lineup with a 12-place tie. She shot an
even par 72 for the final round to finish the 54-hole event with a
In only her second collegiate
appearance, redshirt freshman Blaise Carabello notched a 2-under-par 70
in the final round to tie for 10th place. Carabello, playing as an
individual in the event, used five birdies on Wednesday to secure the
first Top 10 finish of her career.
had a strong finish to the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational, firing a
single-round freshman record 4-under-par 68 to tie for 24th in her
collegiate debut. The Mpumalanga, South Africa, native recovered from
two bogies in her first four holes with five birdies over the next
eight holes to finish the event with a 224.
Chaney made a five-stroke improvement from Tuesday to set a new
career-low round of 1-under-par 71 on Wednesday. The sophomore fired
her first career eagle on hole 15 to finish in a tie for 30th with a
227. Gabi Oubre’ fired a 75 Wednesday finish in 46th with a three-round
Brown-Lemm takes her squad to her alma mater, the University of Texas, Oct. 13-15 to compete in the Betsy Rawls Invitational.
will be provided on the Mississippi State women’s golf Twitter account,
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Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational
Final Round – October 2, 2013
Mississippi State (281-288-275=844, -20); 2. East Carolina
(289-290-286=865, +1); 3. Georgia State (293-298-285=876, +12); 4.
Florida International (294-297-293=884, +20); 5. East Tennessee St.
(300-294-295=889, +25); 6. South Alabama (297-305-297=899, +35); 7.
Cincinnati (310-307-284=901, +37); 8. South Florida (310-308-293=911,
+47); 9. Murray State (307-313-302=922, +58); 10. Memphis
(313-300-314=927, +63); 11. Southern Miss (326-319-306=951, +87)
MSU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS