Former Lady Vol Angela Oh
March 22, 2010
By Zach Stipe, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Propelled by a 7-under 65 second round on Saturday, former Lady Vol Angela Oh captured the rain-shortened $100,000 Florida's Natural Charity Classic with a playoff hole triumph on Sunday at Lake Region Yacht and Country Club.
Oh, who earned All-SEC honors while competing for UT from 2006-08, was tied with Jane Rah after carding a 72-65=137 (-7) 36-hole total. The field started the third round on Sunday, but severe weather suspended the final 18 and eventually wiped out the round, leaving Oh and Rah in a first-place tie.
The tournament was shortened to 36 holes and the two players entered into a hole-by-hole playoff, after the weather subsided, until a winner was determined.
The playoff didn't last long, however, as Oh followed Rah's par with a birdie on the 154-yard par-three 17th hole to earn her first professional victory.
Oh's 5-iron shot landed just four feet from the cup for the tap-in to win the Duramed FUTURES Tour's 2010 season opener.
The Maple Shade, N.J., native pocketed a $14,000 winner's check, and is now in the driver's seat to nab one of 10 LPGA Tour cards awarded to the top money earners at the end of the FUTURES' season.
Oh played 63 rounds over two seasons with the Lady Vols, finishing her career with a 75.08 average - fifth-best in UT history.
Shepley tied for 16th with a 69-75=144 (E) total, while Smith scored 73-76=149 (+5) to tie for 64th.
Shepley, a member of the LPGA Tour, earned All-SEC and honorable mention All-America accolades during her career at Rocky Top from 2001-05.
Smith wrapped up her four-year Tennessee career in 2009 with a third appearance at the NCAA Championships. She was a three-time All-SEC selection.
For more information on the Florida's Natural Charity Classic or the Duramed FUTURES Tour go to: duramedfuturestour.com .