Popson led UT with a T3 placement at the Bryan National Collegiate.
April 12, 2012
The Lady Vol golf team was recognized by Golfweek as Team of the Week after Tennessee took home its second tournament title of the spring with a playoff win at the Bryan National Collegiate.
The Lady Vols outlasted No. 9 Duke in a playoff Sunday to win the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. Duke shot a final-round-best 289 to tie Tennessee (298) after regulation play at 18-over 882, but the Lady Vols made four pars to Duke's three pars and a double bogey in a team playoff at the 18th hole for the victory.
The Lady Vols, No. 13 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, were led by Erica Popson, who tied for third individually.
In addition to tying with 10th-ranked Duke, the 14th-ranked Lady Vols defeated 12 top-50 teams, including six top-25 squads, in the 17-team field. No. 22 Florida State (+25) placed third while No. 19 Ohio State (+28) and No. 6 North Carolina (+28) finished in a tie for fourth place.
Rohrback anchored the UT scoring effort in the tournament's final round, carding a 1-over 73 Sunday, punctuated by two birdies as well as an eagle on hole No. 12. She finished the weekend tied for 16th with a 75-75-73=223 tally.
Junior Erica Popson, who entered the day tied for first, carded her first round over par on the weekend to finish tied for third on a 71-70-75=216 scorecard.
Finishing out the lineup for the Lady Vols was junior Sara Monberg who carded a nine-over 81 in Sunday's final round before finishing in a tie for 40th place.
Tennessee sat in third after Friday's first-round 293 (+5) score, and found itself in sole possession of first place after the second round (291, +3), before sharing the lead with the Blue Devils during the final 18. The finish gives UT four top-five placements this season.