Women's golf: Dores take third at Mason Rudolph

Vanderbilt shot the second best team score of the day to finish in third place at the 17 team Mason Rudolph Championship Sunday.

Vanderbilt shot the second best team score of the day to finish in third place at the 17 team Mason Rudolph Championship Sunday.

Georgia overcame UCLA's team lead to win the championship by four shots on a cool and windy day. Individually, Arizona's Erica Blasberg was the champion with a three-under-par total of 213, one shot better than Furman's Sarah Johnston and two shots better than Vanderbilt senior Sarah Jacobs. The Commodore was one of just four individuals to break par Sunday.

Courtney Wood and May Wood contributed to the third place finish with solid rounds of 73 while freshman Chris Brady struggled on several holes and finished with an 82.

Georgia becomes the third different team champion in three years. Ohio State captured the original tournament in 2001 and Vanderbilt won a year ago. The tournament was played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club of Tennessee.

"We would have hoped to been able to win the tournament on our home course, and we had a legitimate chance to do that today," said Vanderbilt coach Martha Freitag. "Sarah, May, and Courtney played excellent golf considering the difficult conditions.

"Our two freshmen played hard, but made some mistakes and they will learn from those mistakes. We are not disappointed with our performance. We beat a lot of good teams. Seven of the top ten teams in the country were in this field. We will prepare for the tournament at Kentucky where we will be among the favorites to win."


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