SC State Women Finish 4th at Women’s Golf Classic

Sunday, April 29, 2007

SC State Women Finish 4th at Women’s Golf Classic

Atlanta, GA – The South Carolina State women’s golf team finished fourth in the six-team 2007 Women’s Intercollegiate Golf Classic played Saturday and Sunday at the Stone Mountain Golf Course.

Coach Herman Belton’s team carded a 36-hole total of (358-380) 738 in grabbing fourth place in the event hosted by the Women in Golf Foundation, Inc.

Defending champion Bethune-Cookman carded a 36-hole total of (318-326) 644 to nab first place honors again. The Lady Wildcats were followed by Jackson State (332-355) at 687, Texas Southern (349-342) at 691 and the Lady Bulldogs at 738. Hampton was fifth with a (392-398) 790, followed by Spelman at 1001.

Bethune-Cookman’s Ebonie Burgess, who had a 3-over par 74 Sunday for the best round of the tournament, earned medalist honors with a 36-hole total (79-74) of 153, 11-over par.

Newcomer Addi McLaren led the Lady Bulldogs with a 36-hole total of (80-88) 168, good enough for tenth in the individual competition. She was followed by junior Jennie McCollum with a (85-99) 184, freshman Geneva Mackey at (98-93) 191 and senior Shanicka Roberts at (95-100) 195. Also competing for SC State was sophomore Danielle Williams, who carded a (102-101) 203.

The Lady Bulldogs return to action in two weeks when they join the men’s team at the 21 National Minority Collegiate Golf Championship scheduled for May 11-13 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The SC State women will be participating in the prestigious event for the first time, while the men have competed each year since the inception of the event and won the first three Div. I titles.