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Sunday Surge Propels Women's Golf to Fifth-Place Finish at W&M Invitational

March 25, 2007

William & Mary Invitational - FINAL
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Marshall women's golf team shaved 17 strokes off its first round score and improved three spots in the team standings to finish the 19-team William & Mary Invitational in fifth place on Sunday at Ford's Colony Country Club.

Marshall shot a 311 in Sunday's final round, significantly better than its first round score of 328. The Herd's 639 was three strokes behind fourth-place Columbia (636). Western Michigan claimed the event with a 617, with Methodist (619) and Winthrop (624) in second and third place, respectively.

Marshall senior Allyson Hatcher (Wheeling, W.Va.) finished in a three-way tie for sixth place with a 152 after firing a final-round 2-over 74. Fellow senior Amber Churchill (Dublin, Ohio) placed in a tie for 19th place with a 157.

"This was our best round of the spring," Marshall head coach Meredith Knight Rowsey said. "I'm proud of the way we held it together and how we played the course."

Western Michigan's Laura Bavaird took home medalist honors with a 146.

The Herd finished one stroke better than sixth-place Xavier (640), two better than Boston College (641) and three better than Penn State (642).

Marshall (36-hole score): 639 (328-311)

Marshall Team Scores (36-hole score): Allyson Hatcher 152 (78-74), Amber Churchill 157 (80-77), Stacy Wagner 163 (81-82), Larie Lynch 167 (89-78), Whitney Wolejko 174 (89-85)