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Big Week For Lady Vols

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The Tennessee women's golf program is gearing up for a big week.

On the home front, three Lady Volunteers are competing in the 82nd Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship. After 36-holes of Stroke Play competition, Blakesly Warren (T-3rd), AJ Newell (T-5th) and Teleri Hughes (T-8th) all advanced to Wednesday's Match Play competition. View the full leaderboard.

Lady Vol Scores
Blakesly Warren..... 72-72--144 (+2)
AJ Newell..... 72-73--145 (+3)
Teleri Hughes..... 75-73--148 (+6)

In addition, Erica Popson and Hannah Pietila are getting set to compete in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open in Pinehurst, N.C. The Women's Open will begin on Thursday at the Pinehurst No. 2 course (the same as the 2014 U.S. Open).

Follow @LadyVol_Golf on Twitter for the latest news.

Happy Birthday - May 30: Tobin, Song, and McBride

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Happy Birthday to senior distance runner Daniel Tobin, junior golfer Daeun Song, and VFL and former defensive end Turk McBride.

    

Happy Birthday - April 18: Repic and Popson

On April 18, we send Happy Birthday wishes to freshman tennis player Eve Repic and former Lady Vol golf star Erica Popson


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Happy Birthday - April 9: Newell and Ewing

On April 9, we send birthday wishes to junior golfer AJ Newell.



From the archives, also celebrating today is Tennessee Baseball Hall of Famer, Sam Ewing, who turns 65 today. 


Happy Birthday - Feb. 12: Thomas, Majors, and Johnson

On February 12, we celebrate a pair of Tennessee birthdays. Happy birthday to senior golfer Chessey Thomas and freshman sprinter Felecia Majors!

  

Today we also celebrate the birthday of Vol for Life, Inky Johnson! Watch the motivational speech he made to the team during spring practice on April 13, 2013.


Big Weekend for @LadyVol_Golf

The Tennessee women's golf program had a weekend to remember.

While the rest of Knoxville was entering freezing temperatures, former Lady Volunteer standout Erica Popson was in the Bahamas competing in her very first LPGA Tour event.

The native of Davenport, Fla., made the most of her first Tour opportunity. Popson made the second round cut and finish T-44th, racking up a nice payday. Popson's final scorecard read 74-71-71-72--288 (-4).

A link to the final Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic can be found HERE.

Further south, current Lady Volunteer Lucia Polo was representing her country of Guatemala at the Central American Open. Not only did Polo's Guatemalan team emerge victorious, but Polo herself also won the individual championship! She finished the 54-hole tournament shooting 72-70-73--215.

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Happy Birthday - Nov. 5: Jasmine Brown, Fred Smithwick

On Nov. 5, we wish Happy Birthday to former Tennessee volleyball player Jasmine Brown and former Vol hoops forward Fred Smithwick.

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Lady Vols in Summer Action

A number of current and former Lady Vols are playing across the nation and world this summer.

Incoming freshman Lucia Polo recently captured the North Carolina Junior Girls Championship, earning her second CGA Championship title. Polo qualified to be part of the Carolinas Junior Golf Girls Team in the Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls Team Matches in Pinehurst, N.C., July 26-28.

Incoming freshman and Knoxville native Teleri Hughes is currently on the AJGA and is competing in the Bridgestone Golf/Brandt Snedeker Music City Junior presented by Toyota in Nashville this week. First round action begins Tuesday, June 25, and wraps up Thursday, June 27.

Currently Lady Vol sophomore Emmie Pietila will compete in the Michigan Open, while her sister, upcoming freshman Hannah Pietila participates in the Michigan Junior Am. Senior Chessey Thomas will take part in the Washington Am.

Former Lady Vol Jessica Shepley begins the 2013 Women's Open on Thursday at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. She tees off at 2:42 p.m. ET and you can follow her live through the tournament <a href="http://www.usga.org/ChampEventContent.aspx?id=21474856689"> here</a>.

Recent graduate and Tennessee standout Erica Popson begins her professional career this week as she competes in the Michigan Women's Pro Am, while former teammate Sara Monberg is competing overseas on the 2013 NCAA All-Star Golf Team Asia Tour. 

Former Lady Vols On Tour

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Four Lady Vols competed this weekend as Nicole Smith and Jessica Shepley participated in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, and Nathalie Mansson and Ginny Brown played in the Friends of Mission Charity Classic, a part of the Symetra Tour.

At the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala., Smith finished in a tie for 54th at 5-under 283, carding 16 birdies in four rounds. Shepley placed 74th with a 292 (+4) card. She totaled one eagle and 13 birdies throughout the tournament. 

At the Friends of Mission Charity Classic in Asheville, N.C., Mansson tied for 60th with a 222 (+6) card and six birdies through three rounds. Brown only competed through two rounds, finishing at 11-over 155. 

Happy Birthday - May 16: Alton, Mansson

On May 16, we send Happy Birthday wishes a pair of recent Tennessee student-athletes: Abbie Alton of the swim team and Nathalie Mansson of the golf team. 


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