The Murray State women’s golf team rallied from five shots down in the final round and won the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate in a playoff Tuesday at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Georgia.

The Racers fired a final round 293 and caught fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Eastern Kentucky who carded a 298. MSU won the event on the first hole of the playoff to make it back-to-back wins after the Racers won (March 00) at the Spring Citrus Challenge in Sorrento, Florida.

MSU finished the event with a score line of 293-302-293=888, while EKU had 294-296-298=888. Kansas State (890), Winthrop (907) and Florida Gulf Coast (908) made up the top-5 of the field of 15 teams.

Racer freshman Lucila Puente made the All-Tournament team with scores of 73-75-72=220, while Linette Holmslykke placed sixth on rounds of 73-77-71=221. Moa Folke and Anna Moore each came home with a 14th place showing. Folke had scores of 76-74-75=225 and Moore 71-76-78=225. Jane Watts saved the Racers three shots in the final round and had scores of 82-78-75=135 to place 44th overall.

The Racers also got a solid showing of eighth place from freshman Raeysha Surendran on scores of 74-73-75=222 as she played the event as an individual.

Match Notes
The Racers continue their impressive 2016-17 season with their fourth win including wins in back-to-back events. MSU’s wins have come at The Chris Banister Classic (Sept. 27), MVC Preview (Oct. 4), Citrus Spring Intercollegiate (March 21) and this week at the Panther Intercollegiate (March 28).

The Racers have won four events in a season for just the third time in the 18 seasons of program history since the first season in 1996-97. MSU won four times in the 2002-03 season and five times in the 2013-14 season.

MSU has one more event in the regular season when they host their own Jan Weaver Invitational at Miller Memorial GC (April 7-8). Then it’s on to the OVC Championship (April 17-19) in Owens Crossroads, Alabama at Hampton Cove GC. MSU will be looking for their 10th league title.

Dave Winder
Murray State Athletics – Assistant AD – Media Relations

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