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Chotikabhukkana Places 2nd at Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship

Chotikabhukkana Places 2nd at Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It was a career showing for Tennessee sophomore Manassanan Chotikabhukkana, who posted a career-best 7-under (206) en route to a second-place finish at the 26th annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship.

The best finish of her career was highlighted by a 67 in round two on Monday and a 69 in the third and final round on Tuesday at Cherokee County Club. As a team, the Lady Vols shot 6-over (290) on Tuesday and finished the tournament at 15-over (867) in ninth place.

After four bogeys in round one on Sunday capped her at 1-under, Chotikabhukkana only logged two bogeys the remaining 36 holes, leveraging thirteen total birdies to achieve her 7-under scorecard. Her last three tournaments have netted a 71.11 round average and second, ninth and twelfth place finishes.

Vanessa Gilly recorded her second consecutive even-par score on Tuesday and finished 20th overall. The senior recorded a par or better in 47 of 54 holes, resulting in a cumulative score of 2-over (215).

Competing as an individual, sophomore Angela Arora shot even-par on the day, thanks to two birdies in her final five holes. She wrapped up the tournament tied for 33rd place at 5-over (218).

In her debut appearance in the Lady Vol starting five, freshman Martina-Lopez Lanchares shot 10-over (223) and placed 50th. Sophomore Caroline Patterson tied for 59th with a 54-hole score of 13-over (226), and senior Kayla Holden shot 16-over (229) to place 65th. Competing as an individual, junior Bailey Davis placed 75th with a cumulative score of 23-over (236).


2. Manassanan Chotikabhukkana, -7 (70+67+69=206)

T20. Vanessa Gilly, +2 (73+71+71=215)

T33. Angela Arora, +3 (74+73+71=218)*

T50. Martina Lopez-Lanchares, +10 (73+75+75=223)

T59. Caroline Patterson, +13 (74+75+77=226)

65. Kayla Holden, +12 (80+74+75=229)

75. Bailey Davis, +23 (82+79=236)*

*competed as an individual


1. UCF, -17 (271+291+273=835)

2. Ole Miss, -5 (284+285+278=847)

T3. Maryland, E (283+292+277=852)

T3. Pepperdine, E (287+285+280=852)

5. Louisville, +3 (288+285+282=855)

6. Clemson, +10, (288+286+288=862)

T7. NC State, +14 (287+291+288=866)

T7. Kansas State, +14 (287+298+281=866)

9. Tennessee, +15 (290+287+290=867)

10. Kent State, +17 (294+288+287=869)

11. Chattanooga, +31 (301+295+287=883)

12. Wisconsin, +35 (295+299+293=887)

13. Kansas, +36 (292+300+296=888)

14. ETSU, +53 (306+300+299=905)


The Lady Vols will enjoy a weekend off before heading…


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