Women's golf finishes second at SBC Championship
Karisa Akin leads Blue Raiders to best finish in school historyApril 21, 2010 · Athletic Communications
"We really played hard down the stretch," said coach Chris Adams. "Denver came in and put up two great rounds, but we fought hard, and we have a bright future."
Karisa Akin, who earned all-conference honors, shot a two-over 74 on Wednesday to finish fourth in the 54 player field with a 2-over 218. The score is tied for the fifth best three-round score in school history.
"I struggled a bit on the greens," said Akin. "But I'm happy with the result."
Olivia Love finished tied for eighth in the tournament after carding a five-over 77. The freshman finished the event with an eight-over 224.
Clara Leathers completed her collegiate career with a four-over 76 to finish tied for 27th, carding a 15-over 231. Morgan Hale, who was voted all all-conference after the tournament, was one stroke behind at 232 after carding a six-over 78.
Ashley Haggard rebounded with a two-over 74 to finish the event tied for 31st with a 17-over 233.
Denver won the event for the seventh consecutive year with an 865. Middle Tennessee edged out Arkansas-Little Rock, who finished one stroke back with a 900.
Middle Tennessee's three-round score of 899 is the best by a Blue Raider team at the Sun Belt Championships and the fifth-best ever.
The Blue Raiders wrapped up the spring season with three of the top five three-round tournament scores in school history.
1. Denver, 281-298-286=865 (+1)
2. Middle Tennessee, 300-298-301=899 (+35)
3. Arkansas-Little Rock, 305-295-300=900 (+36)
4. South Alabama, 303-304-298=905 (+41)
5. North Texas, 313-304-293=910 (+46)
6. Florida International, 300-300-312=912 (+48)
7. Arkansas State, 309-306-298=913 (+26)
8. Troy, 308-316-302=926 (+62)
9. Florida Atlantic, 307-318-302=927 (+63)
10. Louisiana-Monroe, 306-324-306=936 (+72)
11. Western Kentucky, 314-322-311=947 (+83)
4. Karisa Akin, 74-70-74=218 (+2)
T8. Olivia Love, 73-74-77=224 (+8)
T27. Clara Leathers, 80-75-76=231 (+15)
T29. Morgan Hale, 75-79-78=232 (+16)
T31. Ashley Haggard, 78-81-74=233 (+17)
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