By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech women's golf team concluded its 2017-18 campaign with the final round of the Ohio Valley Conference Championships Wednesday afternoon, placing seventh overall among the nine participating programs.
The Golden Eagles posted a 324 in the third and final round of the season, finishing the league's event at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals with a final score of 956. Murray State claimed the OVC title with an 898, edging Jacksonville State by four strokes. Jacksonville State's Valentina Giraldo took home individual medalist honors with a 76-68-74=218.
Sophomore Shelby Johnson led the Golden Eagle effort on Wednesday, posting a 78 to finish in a tie for 24th place among the 45 golfers. She notched a 240 overall after first and second round totals of 85 and 77. Freshman Kate Mashburn also tied for 24th in her first postseason action, carding a 74-84-82=240.
Next among the Tech lineup was junior Lindsay Miller, who tied for 29th. She turned in a final-round 81 to complete the week at 241 overall. Senior Allyson Dunn wrapped up her brilliant Golden Eagle career in 31st, posting a third-round 83. The veteran totaled 242 with scores of 74, 85 and 83.
Rounding out the Golden Eagles at the OVC Championships was junior Hollee Sadler, who finished 35th with an 84-79-83=246.
Photo by Thomas Corhern