Oct. 11, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Maryland women's golf team finished three strokes better than Georgia State to capture the Lady Pirate Invitational championship Tuesday afternoon at Greenville Country Club. The win is the Terps second in a row and marks the first time Maryland has won back-to-back tournament championships since March 21, 2006. The Terrapins finished the tournament with a score of 879 (293-295-291), 22 strokes lower than their 54-hole scoring average.
"I'm really proud of the girls and the way they fought back today in tough conditions," said assistant coach Tiffany Prats. "For us to have back-to-back wins is huge, and it gives our team a lot of confidence. For Juliet to tie for second and make the all-tournament team is great. The girls are excited and eager to continue this winning streak."
Freshman Juliet Vongphoumy earned all-tournament honors and her second consecutive top-5 finish by carding the lowest round of her career, a 4-under 68, to finish with a 213 (70-75-68) tied for second place. Vongphoumy finished one stroke behind Old Dominion's Samantha Morrell.
Junior Christine Shimel, the 2010 Lady Pirate Invitational champion, earned a top-10 finish after carding a 3-over 75 in the third round to finish tied for seventh with a 217 (74-68-75). Shimel's 217 is her lowest 54-hole score of the season.
Senior Jessica Hollandsworth tied for 11th with a 219, her best 54-hole score of the season. The Floyd, Va., native carded a 1-over 73 in all three rounds.
The Terps will have one week off before concluding their fall schedule at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C.