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Gilly Finishes 9th as Lady Vols Conclude Cougar Classic

Gilly Finishes 9th as Lady Vols Conclude Cougar Classic

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Tennessee senior Vanessa Gilly finished round two with a score of 67, followed by a 70 in round three to place 9th at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club on Tuesday. Her 54-hole score of 205 is the lowest of her career, and her 8-under is also a career-best relative to par.  

Today’s action began with a resumption of round two after yesterday’s rain delay. After finishing round two with a score of 7-under (277) – the sixth-best team score of the round – Tennessee was one of six schools to have all five golfers record a par in one of the first two rounds.  

Collectively, Tennessee shot 1-over (853), ranking 10th out of 17 schools. In a field loaded with competition, 38 individuals shot under par. 

Gilly bested her 68 in round one with a 67 in round two, a figure that matches her career-low that she attained at NCAA Regionals last spring. In her final round, she logged 17 pars and one birdie on hole 4 for a score of 70. With the performance, she notches her third career top-10 finish and her eighth appearance in the top 25.

Senior Kayla Holden recorded scores of 71, 72 and 73 for a 54-hole score of 2-over (216) which ranked 57th overall. Not far behind her was sophomore Caroline Patterson, who carded a 1-under in round 1 and finished 6-over (219) for the tournament, a 12-stroke improvement from her collegiate debut at last year’s Cougar Classic.  

Bailey Davis and Manassanan Chotikabhukkana tied for 77th place with a 54-hole score of 10-over (223). Both shot par or better in round two, clocking scores of par (71) and 3-under (68), respectively.  



T9. Vanessa Gilly, -8 (68-67-70=205)

T56. Kayla Holden, +3 (71+72+73=216)

T65. Caroline Patterson, +6 (70+77+72=219)

T77. Bailey Davis, +10 (75+71+77=223)

T77. Manassanan Chotikabhukkana, +10 (79+67+77=223)


1. Ole Miss, -36 (275-270-271=816) 

2. LSU, -31 (274-271-276=821) 

3. Clemson, -30 (271-276-275=822)

4. UCF, -23 (272-280-277=829) 

5. Kentucky, -20 (270-276-286=832) 

6. Georgia, -16 (281-275-280=836)

7. Florida, -13 (275-282-282=839)

8. Maryland, -6 (283-281-282=846)

9. Miami, E (287-279-286=852)  

10. Tennessee, +1 (284-277-292=853)

11. Michigan State, +2 (281-286-287=854)

12. Furman, +3 (287-285-283=855) 

13. NC State, +4 (278-291-287=856) 

14. College of Charleston, +16 (294-288-286=868)

15. Illinois, +20 (295-289-288=872)   

16. Wisconsin,…


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