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No. 17 Women’s Golf Travels to Gainesville for Gators Invitational

No. 17 Women’s Golf Travels to Gainesville for Gators Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Ole Miss women’s golf team is set to square off with 11 other programs at the annual Gators Invitational, set to run March 4-5, at Mark Bostick Golf Course.

Set up as a 56-hole tournament over two days of action, the tournament will feature a total of five teams ranked within Golfstat’s Top 25, including No. 17 Ole Miss. The Rebels are just two years removed from their 2021 Gators Invitational team win, in which the team shot an 856 on the weekend to finish 16 over par.  

Saturday, March 4 – 36 holes of stroke play

Sunday, March 5 – 18 holes of stroke play

Andrea Lignell (Sr.*)

— Leads the team with a stroke average of 71.44 in 2022-23

— Captured her first two career medalist finishes for the Rebels in the fall at the Cougar Classic and The Ally

— Shot a 204 (-9) at the Cougar Classic, marking a new career-low 54-hole score and tying her for the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history

— Finished in the top 3 individually of every fall tournament for the Rebels

— Named to ANNIKA Award Final Fall Watch List

Chiara Tamburlini (Sr.*)

— Carries a 73.13 season stroke average in 2022-23

— 2021-22 WGCA First-Team All-American

— 2022 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award winner

— Received invitation to play in the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur

— Named to ANNIKA Award Preseason Watch List

— Named to ANNIKA Award Final Fall Watch List

Ellen Hume (Sr.*)

— Holds a season stroke average of 75.11

— Earned a third place finish at The Ally, shooting an even 216 on the week

— Started season off with a 13th place finish at the Cougar Classic

— Six career top 20 finishes for the Rebels since joining the team for the 2020-21 season

— Co-Champion of the 2020 East Lake Cup after shooting a round of 69 (-3)

— Finished the fall season with six of her 12 rounds being par or better, including having two rounds in the 60s

Elle Johnson (Sr.*)

— Currently shooting a season stroke average of 75.80 in 2022-23

— Made her Rebel debut at the Cougar Classic, finishing tied for 34th

— Nearly cracked the top 20 at The Ally after competing as an individual, shooting a 227 to finish 27th

— Left Florida State having the 19th-best career stroke average (75.61) in program history

— 2022 Florida Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Champion

— Shot a course…


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