Women's Golf Concludes Play at SEC Championship

April 18, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Carding a 906 (302-296-308), the University of Kentucky women's golf team concluded play at the Southeastern Conference Championships in 11th place Sunday at the North River Yacht Club (par 71, 6,057 yards) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Freshman Ashleigh Albrecht paced the squad throughout the event, shooting an even-par 71 in the opening round. With a third-round 78, Albrecht finished the tournament as the highest-ranking Wildcat, placing in a tie for 31st (71-73-78).

With a 76 in the final round, freshman Betsie Johnson ended the event tied for 42nd (78-72-76). Johnson's second-round 72 marked Kentucky's lowest second-round score.

Freshman Heather Lott led the Wildcats in the third round with a 3-over-par 75. Lott (79-78-75) and senior Sara Hurwitch (79-73-80) each concluded the tournament with a 232.

Rounding out Kentucky's effort, sophomore Ashlee Rose finished with a 233 (74-80-79).

Alabama claimed the team title with a 4-under-par 848 (287-278-283) with Vanderbilt's Marina Alex carding a 5-under-par 208 (71-65-72) to claim the individual crown. Alex defeated Erica Popson of Tennessee in a two-hole playoff.

Last season at the SEC Championship, Kentucky finished 11th with a 918 (313-297-308). Mallory Blackwelder led the Wildcats' effort, finishing tied for 26th (74-74-76). Auburn took the 2009 title behind a 1-over-par 285, while Marta Silva of Georgia took the individual crown with a 3-under-par 210.

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Final Results

11 Kentucky, U. of 302 296 308 (906)

T31 Ashleigh Albrecht 71 73 78 (222)
T42 Betsie Johnson 78 72 76 (226)
T51 Sara Hurwitch 79 73 80 (232)
T51 Heather Lott 79 78 75 (232)
T54 Ashlee Rose 74 80 79 (233)

2010 SEC Championship Field
No. 3 Auburn
No. 7 Alabama
No. 10 Florida
No. 14 Tennessee
No. 16 Georgia
No. 18 LSU
No. 23 Vanderbilt
No. 26 South Carolina
Mississippi State