Lady Bulldogs Post Program's Best Finish For Rebel Intercollegiate
"I can't say that I'm not disappointed, but overall we still beat teams ranked ahead of us," MSU coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. "When we were up to fifth-place during the round today, the wheels came off and we made several bogeys in a row. Minnesota had a good round today with a 291 and took our took our fifth-place."
McDonald's 3-over-par 219 garnered a share of sixth-place. She becomes the first Lady Bulldog freshman to post back-to-back Top 10 finishes and first overall since Amanda Mathis accomplished the feat in 2006.
Fellow freshman Elena Warren matched McDonald's final-round 76 while Rica Tse turned in a 77. The freshman trio is currently ranked as the sixth-best freshman class in the nation by GolfStat.com's Freshman Impact Rankings.
Sophomore Mary Langdon Gallagher was 3-over through the first two rounds but struggled during Sunday's final round. She finished with tied with Warren at 14-over, while Perry Katherine Furr notched a 236.
"When your No. 1 player has an off day you know you're in trouble," Brown-Lemm said. "We have a long way to go, but we are lowering our scoring average, setting records for our program and beating better-ranked teams. We are on our way."
The Lady Bulldogs will conclude the 2011-12 season on April 20-22 at the SEC Championship in Fayetteville, Ark. Until then, remember to stay connected to the women's golf program on Facebook at facebook.com/mstateWG and on Twitter @mstateWG.
Final Round - April 8, 2012
1. Baylor (292+285+294=871, +7); 2. Tulsa (302+289+288=879, +15); 3. Ole Miss (292+289+300=881, +17); 4. Missouri (298+292+306=896, +32); 5. Minnesota (306+302+291=899, +35); 6. Mississippi State (306+289+307=902, +38); 7. Maryland (308+295+304+907, +43); T8. Redlands Community College (307+302+299=908, +44); T8. Kansas State (306+297+305=908, +44); 10. Harvard (304+301+306=911, +47); 11. Memphis (311+304+306=921, +57); 12. Miami (318+310+297=925, +61); 13. Southern Mississippi (303+312+312=927, +63); 14. Murray State (312+312+309=933, +69); 15. Rollins College (317+307+316=940, +76).
MSU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T6. Ally McDonald 74+69+76=219, +3
T33. Rica Tse 79+72+77=228, +12
T41. Mary Langdon Gallagher 74+73+83=230, +14
T41. Elena Warren 79+75+76=230, +14
T69. Perry Katherine Furr 82+76+78=236, +20