Aug. 2, 2012
POWELL, Ohio The Tennessee team of Erica Popson and AJ Newell captured the championship of the Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship on Thursday. Popson and Newell finished 2-under par overall after shooting even-par on the final day.
Popson and Newell finished with a score of 144 to capture the third round of at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, OH. Newell capped her three-under par 69 in dramatic fashion by holing a 130 yard third shot on the par five 18 th for eagle. Newell and Popson's six combined birdies and eagle were enough to win by one shot over the team of Meredith Swanson and Samantha Swinehart of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Swanson made birdie on 18 to move the team within a shot but
Swinehart only managed par to miss a playoff by one shot. Tied for third place were the
teams of Amy Meier and Rachel Rohanna of The Ohio State University and Kristi Cardwell
and Shelby Phillips of the University of Iowa, both finishing two shots off the pace.