McCarthy returns to action and helps Tigers to Lake Oconee win

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Julie McCarthy (Photo: Cy Cyr/Golf Channel)

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Julie McCarthy made a winning return to the Auburn women’s golf team as they cruised to victory at the Lake Oconee Invitational.

The Tiger’s team goal going into Sunday’s final round was 21 birdies. They nearly reached that on the front nine with 16 gains and finished the day with 29 to capture the team title by 26 strokes.

“With all seven being so competitive, we just made it a competition within ourselves,” Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen said. “It was like another qualifying round. It was competitive. But to see them compete at a tournament away from Auburn, away from the golf course that we’re used to, I really liked the way they responded.”

The Tigers shot a 279 (-9) in the third round at The Landing Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee (Par 72, 6,134 yards) and finished the tournament at 8-under. It’s the first tournament win this season for the Tigers and the third over the past two seasons.

For her part, Forrest Little’s McCarthy closed with a final round of even par to grab a share of 21st as she looks to step up her recovery from injury and recapture the form that saw her become one of the first names on the Tiger’s team sheet last year.

Next up for Auburn is the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The tournament is March 6-8 and will be played at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Team Standings

  1. Auburn – 856 (-8)
  2. Mercer – 882 (+18)
  3. East Carolina – 893 (+29)
  4. North Florida – 896 (+32)

T5. UNCW – 903 (+39)

T5. South Alabama – 903 (+39)

  1. Chattanooga – 909 (+45)
  2. South Dakota State – 924 (+60)
  3. Daytona State – 931 (+67)
  4. ETSU – 935 (+71)
  5. Delaware – 938 (+74)
  6. Wofford – 939 (+75)
  7. Albany – 969 (+105)
  8. UNC Asheville – 998 (+134)

Auburn Individuals

  1. Megan Schofill – 73, 68, 68 (-7)

T3. Mychael O’Berry – 71, 71, 72 (-2)

T5. Kaleigh Telfer – 76, 72, 67 (-1)

  1. Kayley Marschke – 77, 73, 68 (+2), ind.

T12. Elena Hualde – 73, 73, 74 (+4)

T17. Brooke Sansom – 77, 74, 72 (+7)

T21. Julie McCarthy – 75, 77, 72 (+8), ind.

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