Women's Golf Wins Sun Belt Championship
Posted on April 18, 2019
The University of South Alabama women's golf team claimed its second Sun Belt Conference championship — and the first in 22 years — when it finished with a season-low 877 combined score Wednesday at the LPGA International – Hills Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. The victory sends the Jaguars to the NCAA regional for the first time in program history.
Sophomores Siti Shaari and Caroline Berge earned top-five finishes and were named to the 2019 All-Tournament team after shooting their best 54-hole totals of the season.
“It's exciting,” fourth-year coach Matt Luther said. “It's what we work for and we want to get out and keep playing.
“The message never changes: … Go play, do the work, stick with the process and trust what you're doing. It's nice when it pays off like this.”
All five Jaguars carded multiple birdies. Senior Lexi Worrell had five on the day, including four on the front nine, while MacKenzie Peyton and Shaari each went back-to-back.
SOUTH ALABAMA SCORES
2) Shaari, 72-70-72—214 (-2); 5) Berge, 72-74-73—219 (+3); T14) Julie Hovland, 75-73-75—223 (+7); T26) Peyton, 76-73-78—227 (+11); 46) Lexi Worrell, 87-78-72—237 (+21)
For more information, visit usajaguars.com.
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