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Bulldogs Tee Off Against League Rivals In SEC Championship

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Entering with the third-best stroke average in the Southeastern Conference, the No. 29 Mississippi State women’s golf team will begin play in the SEC Women’s Championship in Birmingham, Ala.

The three-day, three-round event begins Friday at the par-72, 6,050-yard Greystone Golf & Country Club. MSU returns for the first time since matching the program’s best finish with a share of fifth in the tournament last campaign.

“Great place to be going into SEC’s this weekend,” fourth-year head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. “With the third-lowest scoring average, we know we can play with anyone here. I am so proud of our ladies, and I look for a great tournament.”

All 14 teams of the SEC will compete in the league championship, which includes three top-10 squads and seven top-25 lineups. Seeding for the event is done by the current GolfStat.com rankings that have No. 4 Arkansas, No. 6 South Carolina and No. 7 Alabama as the top seeds. 

Ally McDonald leads the Maroon and White into the league finale with the second-best scoring average in the SEC at 71.38, .05 strokes behind the leader. The Fulton, Miss., native has finished out of the top-25 in just one of eight events this year, while also boasting five top-10 scorecards.

Freshman Jessica Peng will participate in Brown-Lemm’s squad, possessing the ninth-best scoring average in the league at 73.05. The fabulous freshman has racked up two-runners up medals and four top-10 finishes in her inaugural season.

Rica Tse and Ji Eun Baik will also make the trip to Birmingham to compete for MSU. Tse notched a top-10 score in last season’s Championships by earning a share of eighth.  

Veteran Mary Langdon Gallagher is playing in her fourth-career SEC Championship. The senior has competed in 113 career rounds, good for a tie for fourth-most all-time.

The Bulldogs tee off the opening round Friday at 8:00 a.m. CST with Brown-Lemm’s squad paired with No. 22 Auburn and No. 30 Kentucky on hole one.

Live stats and post-round results will be available through Hailstate.com and GolfStat.com.

Updates will be provided on the Mississippi State women’s golf Twitter account, @HailStateWG, and Facebook page, facebook.com/HailStateWG.

- HailState.com -


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