Oct. 10, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Coastal Carolina sophomore Jessica Alexander tied for 15th place and helped the Chanticleers finish in 12th place over the weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championships from Holston Hills Country Club.
Alexander carded an even-par 72 in the third round to continue her steady performance over the course of the weekend. Alexander started with rounds of 72-74 before her 72 Sunday and finished with a 54-hole score of 218. Her two rounds of 72 mark her best rounds of the season.
Freshman Courtney Boe finished in second place for the Chants and moved up 18 place following her day one performance to finish tied for 45th place. The Bluffton, S.C., native had rounds of 79-74-74 to finish with a 54-hole score of 227.
Senior Alicia Grier tied for 50th overall with rounds of 78-75-75 to finish with a score of 228, while junior Kaitlin Higginbotham tied for 59th with a score of 230 (76-78-76). Sophomore Brittany Henderson rounded out the Coastal quintet with rounds of 78-84-82 to tie for 77th place with an overall score of 244.
Tennessee sophomore Erica Popson won the individual title with a 15-foot birdie on the first playoff hole, while Ole Miss junior Natalie Gleadall captured runner-up. The pair set a new Mercedes-Benz tournament record for 54-hole score, both finishing at 9-under 207.
The Lady Vols won the team title and finished with an overall score of 849 (280-284-285) to finish 15 strokes under par. Arkansas took second place with a score of 869, while Kent State (874), Ole Miss (875) and Notre Dame (876) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Coastal Carolina returns to action Oct. 25-26 when the Chanticleers travel to Kiawah Island, S.C., to take part in the Palmetto Invitational from the Oak Point Golf Course.