News from MSU Media Relations--Sept. 28

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Women's Golf.

Women's Golf
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's women golf team had its second-round action in the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic postponed to Tuesday due to steady rain showers that soaked the Bryan Park Golf Course in Greensboro, N.C.

Coach Ginger Brown-Lemm's squad opened play with a 316 on Sunday, placing the Lady Bulldogs in 12th place.

MSU senior Erika Thornton will resume action four shots off the tournament lead.

The Lady Dawgs are scheduled to tee off at 7:30 CT Tuesday morning, weather permitting.

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Freshman Mary Langdon Gallagher led the surging Mississippi State women's golf team in the final round of the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic in Greensboro, N.C., on Tuesday.

Gallagher's 1-over-par 73 helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 7th place finish, five spots better than where the team entered play at on Tuesday. The 298 stroke total posted by the lady linksters in the final round was the best score for a round since the Canes and Cardinal Classic in 2008, and the 7th place finish is the best place for MSU since the Johnie Imes Invitational also in 2008.

Finishing just behind Gallagher on the day, senior Erika Thornton led the Lady Bulldogs with a total tournament score of 149, just one stroke away from a top-10 finish. Fellow senior Mallory Batson also garnered a top-20 finish by firing a 152 for the tournament. With a 4-over-par 76 in the final round, freshman Esther Huffman managed to tie with Gallagher for 41st in the tournament field. Junior Perry Katherine Furr finished just behind Huffman and Gallagher with 159 strokes for the tournament.

Coach Ginger Brown-Lemm was excited with the strides the Lady Bulldogs made in the final round.

"It was a great day for Mississippi State women's golf," Brown-Lemm said. "We were very determined on the course today. To have to drop a 76 in a round is a huge move in the right direction. We cannot wait to get back on the course for our next tournament.

Mississippi State's women's golf team returns to action on Mon, Oct. 11, at the Prices Give ‘Em Five Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M.

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