News from MSU Media Relations--Oct. 26

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

Women's Golf
GERMANTOWN, TENN. - Due to weather, the final round of the Memphis Women's Invitational at Ridgeway Country Club in Germantown, Tenn., was cancelled.

Prior to the third and final round being cancelled on Tuesday morning, round two from Monday was completed. MSU finished the tournament in fourth place with a score of 623, just eight stokes out of first and two strokes out of a tie for second.

Senior Erika Thornton was tied for first as round-two concluded on Tuesday morning but lost on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Her second-place finish is the best of her career and best finish by a Lady Bulldog since Suzanne Stanley won the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate in 2008.

Without a chance to play on Tuesday, the other Lady Bulldogs concluded the tournament with their 36-hole scores. Mallory Batson (156, +5) tied for 19th while freshmen Mary Langdon Gallagher (160, +18) tied for 32nd and Esther Huffman (161,+19) tied for 37th.

MSU sophomore Maria Roos also competed in the tournament as an individual, tying for 48th with a 164.

The team was happy to finish in the Top 5 of the field but realize there is still work to be done to be an elite team in the nation.

"Overall, we didn't play as well as we wanted to," Thornton said. "We will work hard in the weeks ahead so we can be a strong competitor in our last tournament this fall."

The MSU women return to action and close out their fall schedule on Nov. 5 at the PAC 10/SEC Challenge in Stanford, Calif.

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