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October 6, 2012

No. 9 Lee wins 2012 'Southern Shootout

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—No. 9 (NAIA) Lee University held on to the top spot after the final round of the 2012 'Southern Shootout, hosted by the Birmingham-Southern women's golf team at Highland Park Golf Club, while Lee's Courtney Shelton shot 68 today for a total of 139 to win the individual crown.

Lee shot 295 today for a two-round total of 587, while No. 13 (NAIA) Cumberlands finished second with a team score of 594. No. 3 (NCAA DIII) Centre placed third with 603, No. 1 (NCAA DIII) Methodist was fourth with 606, and No. 3 (NCAA DIII) Washington-St. Louis was fifth with 608.

The host Panthers, ranked ninth in NCAA Division III, stayed at sixth, finishing with a score of 612. The tournament featured 10 teams ranked in the top 25 by GolfStat - two NAIA schools and eight NCAA Division III schools.

Rounding out the top five individuals were Sewanee's Emily Javadi - who led after yesterday's round - and Piedmont's Katarina Hodge tied for second with two-round totals of 140, BSC's Sarah Dolmovich at fourth with 143, and Mobile's Devin Pigford at fifth with 144.

Dolmovich had eight birdies today, shooting a career-best 69.

Also for BSC, junior Kaleigh Toole was 36th with 155, sophomore Jesse Lawley was 40th with 156, junior Ellen Chun was 51st with 158, and junior Rachele Struthers was 87th with 168. Playing as individuals, senior Michelle Morris and freshman Wallis Fairvalley also placed 40th with scores of 156.

The Panthers wrap up their fall schedule next weekend at the Golfweek Division III Preview at Baytowne Golf Club in Sandestin, Fla.