Lady Vols conclude fall season
Oct. 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On Tuesday, the Tennessee women's golf team concluded its fall season with a 15th place finish at The Alamo Invitational. In a valiant effort, the Lady Vols were unable to mount a comeback on the final day at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course. The Big Orange's stay in Texas ended with a final round 305 (+17).
The Lady Vols' attempts to rekindle mojo from their 2009 Alamo Invitational championship were unsuccessful. Tennessee won the inaugural Alamo Invitational in a shortened tournament due to weather. UT's Nathalie Mansson captured the individual title.
In the midst of a six double bogey day, the Lady Vols found confidence in a season-best tournament from freshmen Lucia Polo and Teleri Hughes. Both ladies shot the lowest single round and 54-hole total scores of their career.
A native of Guatemala, Polo recorded a first round 72 (E) and carded her best 54-hole tournament total of 225 (+9). Polo capped off her first fall season on Rocky Top with three tournament starts, highlighted by a 19th place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship.
To conclude her first fall season, Hughes made her first career collegiate start and shot a first round 76 (+4). The Knoxville native finished the tournament with a total of 234 (+18) that included five birdies.
Senior Chessey Thomas and junior AJ Newell were the top finishers for head coach Judi Pavon. The Big Orange duo carded identical total scores of 223 (+7) and tied for 50th place. The Pietila sisters, Hannah and Emmie, rounded at the rest of the Tennessee lineup. Hannah Pietila finished 71st with a total of 230 (+14) while Emmie Pietila competed as an individual, finishing 68th with a total of 229 (+13).
The Lady Volunteers return to action in February when they travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
Volunteer fans can continue to keep up with the team by following @LadyVol_Golf on Twitter.
|TEAM SCORES (Final)|
|T-5.||Texas A&M||281-286-293--860 (-4)|
|8.||Texas State||292-292-286--870 (+6)|
|12.||Florida State||289-301-293--883 (+19)|
|INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Final)|
|1.||Lindsay Gahm, LSU||68-68-69--205 (-11)|
|2.||Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma||68-73-65--206 (-10)|
|3.||Sarah Schober, Florida||67-71-71--209 (-7)|
|UT SCORES (Final)|
|T-50.||Chessey Thomas||73-75-75--223 (+7)|
|T-50.||AJ Newell||72-76-75--223 (+7)|
|T-58.||Lucia Polo||72-76-77--225 (+9)|
|*T-68.||Emmie Pietila||73-75-81--229 (+13)|
|T-71.||Hannah Pietila||73-77-80--230 (+14)|
|T-75.||Teleri Hughes||76-80-78--234 (+18)|