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April 6, 2013

No. 17 BSC finishes fourth at Washington University Spring Invitational

MADISON, Ill.--In a strong field of eight Top 25 teams, the 17th-ranked Birmingham-Southern women's golf team finished fourth with a two-round total of 659, Sunday at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Ill.

NAIA No. 5 William Woods University won the tournament with a team score of 623, followed by NCAA Division III No. 6 DePauw with 631, host No. 3 Washington University with 636, and the Panthers with 659.

Junior Kaleigh Toole was BSC's top finisher at 16th with a total of 162 (85-77), followed by sophomore Jesse Lawley at 27th with 166 (82-84), freshman Sarah Dolmovich also at 27th with 166 (83-83), senior Michelle Morris at 33rd with 167 (87-80), and junior Rachelle Struthers at 41st with 169 (87-82). Junior Ellen Chun played as an individual and finished 41st with 169 (85-84).

The field included 20 teams from NCAA Division III, NAIA, and Junior College. Other ranked teams included No. 9 Illinois Wesleyan (which finished fifth with 661), No. 10 Wittenberg (seventh with 664), and No. 11 St. Olaf (sixth with 663).

Paige Gooch of DePauw University was the individual champion with a two-day total of 153 (78-75). Emily Javidi (Sewanee), Myriam Hassan (William Woods), Jodie Peacock (William Woods), Abby Dickey (DePauw), Jamie Palermo (William Woods), Hannah Buck (Washington U.), Kelsey Smith (DePauw), Andrea Hibbert (Washington U.) and Connie Zhou (Washington U.) were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

BSC is off for two weeks before hosting the Southern Athletic Association Championships, April 26-28 at Highland Park Golf Club.