Career Bests Push Lady Vols to Finish 6th
Hannah Pietila nets first top-10 finish.

April 5, 2014

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Oxford, Miss. - The Tennessee women's golf team got back on track Saturday at the Rebel Intercollegiate as it finished in sixth place. It was the Lady Vols' best finish since winning February's Lady Bulldog Individual. After a grueling 36-hole day, UT finished with a total of 881 (+17) that included 12 final round birdies.

"I'm proud of the way we competed this weekend, especially the final round today," head coach Judi Pavon said. "It's great to see everyone on the team have at least two good rounds. We are gaining some much needed confidence."

The Lady Vols were fueled by career bests from freshman Hannah Pietila and junior Daeun Song.

"Hannah had a really good tournament and Daeun had the best finish of her career plus a great bogey-free round this afternoon," Pavon said.

Pietila led the Lady Vols by recording the first top-10 finish of her career. The Michigan native finished tied for 9th place with a 218 (+2). Pietila carded ten total birdies and an eagle over 54-holes.

"I hit the ball pretty good today," Pietila said. "I had a few unwanted 3-putts but overall it was a good day... really fun day."

Song had a trio of career bests this weekend at the Ole Miss Golf Course. The Korea native finished tied for 16th place (career best), carded a total of 220 (+4) (career low) and recorded an error free final round of 71 (-1) (career low) that included no bogeys.

Senior Chessey Thomas also tied for 16th place, marking her fourth top-20 finish of the season. Thomas carded a final total of 220 (+4), which was highlighted by two rounds of 73 (+1).

Freshman Lucia Polo finished tied for 39th with a total of 225 (+9) while junior Mason Chen finished tied for 46th with a total of 226 (+10). Chen sank a hole-in-one on Thursday during the Ole Miss College Am.

Returning from a back injury, Newell was held out of the final round due to coach's decision as to not aggravate her back.

The Rebel Intercollegiate marked the end of the Tennessee regular season. Up next for the Lady Vols will be the 2014 SEC Championship in Birmingham, Ala., on April 18-20.

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1. GRU Augusta 286-295-290--871 (+7)
2. Kennesaw State 294-297-283--874 (+10)
T-3. Tulane 294-296-286--876 (+12)
T-3. Texas State 293-291-292--876 (+12)
5. ETSU 292-292-296--880 (+16)
6. Tennessee 296-297-288--881 (+17)
7. Kentucky 296-296-291--883 (+19)
8. Harvard 294-297-294--885 (+21)
9. Furman 296-301-293--890 (+26)
T-10. Ole Miss 301-302-289--892 (+28)
T-10. Coastal Carolina 292-308-292--892 (+28)
12. Samford 301-304-291--896 (+32)
T-13. Notre Dame 303-304-297--904 (+40)
T-13. Southern Miss 305-302-297--904 (+40)
15. South Florida 305-305-300--910 (+46)
T-16. Colorado State 318-309-304--931 (+67)
T-16. Murray State 313-312-306--931 (+67)
18. Memphis 317-307-308--932 (+68)
1. Jessica Haigwood, GRU Augusta 71-70-69--210 (-6)
2. Brandi Rodriguez, Southern Miss 70-71-71--212 (-4)
3. Emily Penttila, Tulane 71-73-70--214 (-2)
T-9. Hannah Pietila 70-76-72--218 (+2)
T-16. Chessey Thomas 73-74-73--220 (+4)
T-16. Daeun Song 74-75-71--220 (+4)
T-39. Lucia Polo 79-74-72--225 (+9)
T-46. Mason Chen 79-74-73--226 (+10)
*96. AJ Newell 79-78-W-W





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