Feb. 18, 2014
RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO – The No. 29 Auburn women’s golf team saved its best round for the final day of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic as the Tigers shot 7-over 295 on Tuesday to finish fourth overall with a team score of 27-over 891.
Hosted by Purdue, the Lady Puerto Rico Classic was a 54-hole tournament at the River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort. The par 72 course played at 5,826 yards.
Senior Marta Sanz fired a 1-under 71 in Tuesday’s final round for Auburn’s top individual score of the day. Sanz tied for 11th with a 3-day total of 2-over 218. Sophomore Alex Harrell was the Tigers’ top-finisher at the tournament, taking seventh carding a 1-over 217. The sophomore shot an even-par 72 on day three.
Senior Diana Fernandez posted a 3-over 75 for the second straight to finish tied for 24th with an 8-over 224. Sophomore Jamie Yun finished tied for 56th overall with a 16-over 232, while freshman Clara Baena was 76th overall at 27-over 243.
Arkansas took the title despite shooting’s its worst round of the tournament with a 8-over 296. The Razorbacks’ team score of 3-over 867 was still 14 shots better than Augusta State’s 17-over 881. Northwestern finished third, five shots ahead of Auburn, with a 22-over 886.
Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow tied with Purdue’s Aurora Kan for the individual title, as Meadow carded back-to-back 68s in the final two rounds to finish with a 5-under 211 along with Kan. Arkansas’ Gaby Lopez took third with a three-day total of 2-under 214, while there was a three-way tie for fourth among Arkansas’ Emily Tubert and Emma Lavy, along with NC State’s Brittany Marchard at even-par 216.
Auburn returns to action on Sunday at the AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans hosted by Tulane.
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|12th Annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Par 72)|
|1.||Arkansas||288+283+296 = 867||+3|
|2.||GRU Augusta||297+287+297 = 881||+17|
|3.||Northwestern||301+290+295 = 886||+22|
|4.||Auburn||298+298+295 = 891||+27|
|5.||Georgia||298+294+300 = 892||+28|
|T6.||Purdue||306+291+296 = 893||+29|
|T6.||Alabama||295+303+295 = 893||+29|
|T6.||NC State||297+297+299 = 893||+29|
|9.||Iowa State||296+298+301 = 895||+31|
|10.||Tennessee||300+300+299 = 899||+35|
|11.||Texas Tech||307+295+306 = 908||
|12.||Kent State||305+296+313 = 914||+50|
|13.||Michigan||304+306+307 = 917||+53|
|14.||Missouri||315+297+308 = 920||+56|
|15.||TCU||308+307+306 = 921||+57|
|Auburn Individual Results|
|T7.||Alex Harrell||71+74+72 = 217||+1|
|T11.||Marta Sanz||73+74+71 = 218||+2|
|T24.||Diana Fernandez||74+75+75 = 224||+8|
|T56.||Jamie Yun||80+75+77 = 232||+16|
|76.||Clara Baena||81+76+86 = 243||+27|