Lady 'Dogs Finish Fourth at Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Junior Amanda Mathis fired a 72 in the third round of the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate on Tuesday, leading Mississippi State to a fourth place finish. The Lady Bulldogs shot a 310 on the last day and finished the three-round event with a 918.

With her third round score of 72, Mathis finished sixth and notched her ninth career top-10 finish. Senior Stephanie Godare shot a 77 in final round action and finished in a tie for 13th. Senior Ashleigh Korzack completed a round of 79 and had her best tournament of her MSU career, finishing in a tie for 16th. Sophomore Julia Huh shot an 82 and finished tied for 44th while Marli Mickulecky closed out her first collegiate tournament by shooting an 83 and finished in a tie for 47th.

Alabama came from 12-stokes back on the final day and surpassed Augusta State to win the team title. The Crimson Tide shot a 298 in the final round to finish six strokes ahead of second place teams Augusta State and Birmingham Southern. Augusta State's Garrett Phillips held on to her lead on the last day, shooting a 74 and finished the tournament 3-under par to capture the individual crown.

The lady Bulldogs next action will be Oct. 1-2 at the Wildcat Invitational in Lexington, Ky. MSU will look to defend its team and individual titles from the 2004 Wildcat Invitational where the Bulldogs ran away with the team title while Mathis captured individual medallist honors.

1. Alabama-----298-304-298 = 900
2. Augusta State-----297-293-316 = 906
Birmingham Southern-----306-299-301 = 906
4. Mississippi State-----313-295-310 = 918
East Carolina-----317-299-302 = 918
6. UNC Wilmington-----308-307-308 = 923BR> 7. Miami-----316-307-307 = 930
8. Mississippi-----311-305-316 = 932
9. Memphis-----313-317-308 = 938
10.Middle Tennessee State-----304-319-321 = 944
11.Jacksonville State-----313-313-323 = 949
12.UAB-----328-316-325 = 969
13.Murray State-----326-329-327 = 982
14.Belmont-----329-334-325 = 988
15.Samford-----323-330-338 = 991
16.Troy-----330-333-338 = 1001

t4. Mississippi State
6. Amanda Mathis-----78-72-72=222
t13. Stephanie Godare-----77-75-77=229
t16.Ashleigh Korzack-----77-74-79=230
t44. Julia Huh-----81-75-82=238
t47. Marli Mikulecky-----82-74-83=239

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