Shirley Helps AU Move Up at SEC Golf

Auburn put together a strong finish at the SEC Women's Golf Tournament.

Louden, Tenn.--Led by senior Margaret Shirley, Auburn put together a strong finish and moved up to fourth in the final round of the SEC Women's Golf Tournament on Sunday.

The Tigers posted the second low round of the tournament at the Tennessee National course on Sunday, a three-over-par 291, which is 18 strokes better than their day two score and 19 better than their opening day performance.

Florida was a runaway winner with a team total of 10-over-par 874. Alabama was second, 17 shots off the pace, followed by Georgia at 903 and Auburn at 910.

Shirley led the Tigers on Sunday with a two-under-par round of 70 that included three birdies and just one bogey. She finished in a tie for fourth place for the tournament at three-over-par 219, five shots off the pace by Stacy Lewis of Arkansas.

"All year Margaret has being trying to put together a great senior year," Auburn coach Kim Evans said. "It really came together for her at the tournament in Georgia last month and she got her game back. She played like a true veteran this weekend and made Auburn proud."

Candace Schepperle shot a 72 and finished in a tie for seventh with a 221 total.

Cydney Clanton and Mariana Macias each posted a 75 on Sunday. Auburn did not count the 76 in the team total shot by Abigale Schepperle.

Clanton totaled a 234 for 29th place. Macias finished at 238 and Abigale Schepperle shot a 240.

"Florida just played exceptional this entire tournament," Evans said. "We are still evolving as a team right now and it was nice to see it come together for us today. Overall it was a good tournament despite our first two days. We are still trying to piece everything together and our goal continues to begin to climb to the top."

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