Lady Roadrunners Extend Lead On Final Day, Take Carey Collegiate Classic

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - by Erik Simpson

#4 Dalton State collected their first win of the season on Tuesday, going wire-to-wire in winning the Carey Collegiate Classic at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Lady Birds fired a closing round (+4, 292) en route to the victory.

The host, #13 William Carey (Miss.), would finish second with final round (+10, 298). #25 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) would finish third, shooting a (+25, 313). SSAC member Loyola (La.) and Union (Tenn.) rounded out the top 5.All-American Isabel Rijos was the top finishing Lady Roadrunner, carding a final round (-3, 69) to finish second to Julie Baker of Southern Miss.

All-American Heather Nail fired the round of the day for the Lady Birds with a (-4, 68) to climb up the leaderboard and finish third. With the 68, Nail would set a new school record with lowest 18-hole score. All-American's Tia Teiniketo (+1) and Caroline Griffin (+5) finished fifth and seventh respectively.

Sophomore Hannah Gasaway would be the fifth Roadrunner in the top 5 with an impressive round of (+2, 74). Fellow sophomore Haejin Choe also improved on the day, posting a (+6, 78).

Dalton State Women's Golf coach Jim McGrew said of the victory, "I am really proud of the girls and how they played. William Carey is a top program and we knew we had to play well to have a chance. The girls were frustrated with their finish last week and responded like I hoped they would." He concluded by saying, "The depth of this team is really starting to show and hopefully we can build on this and continue to improve as we move forward."

The #4 Lady Roadrunners will tee it up next on October 9 & 10, when they compete in the Thomas University Fall Invitational at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga.



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