McCarthy claims third place at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate

It was another difficult day at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate on Tuesday with high winds and steady rain throughout. But that didn’t stop Auburn sophomore Julie McCarthy from closing strong and putting together another solid round.

Julie McCarthy / Image from Auburn University 
McCarthy, who shot up the leaderboard Monday with a 69 (-3), finished the tournament in a tie for third overall at 1 over par after shooting a 72 (E) with four birdies in Tuesday’s final round, while Olivia Mehaffey finished just outside the top 10 in T11 position after a final round of 74 (+2) saw her move up three places on the leaderboard.
 
“All of the scores were pretty high today, so I’m really proud of the team digging in,” Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen said. “Julie birdied her last hole, and we thought she birded it to tie for the win. And then when the scores became final, we saw that she missed by one shot.”
 
“She just has a ton to be proud of. She managed herself extremely well. She didn’t let the weather fluster her one bit. She just played very solid golf.”
 
Thanks to McCarthy and fellow sophomore Mychael O’Berry, who also shot a 72 (E) on Tuesday, the Auburn Tigers closed out the final round with a 299 (+11) to finish 7th out of 18 teams, with Mehaffey’s Arizona State Sun Devils finishing in T13 place.  
 
Final Team Standings
1. Texas — 876 (+12)
2. Duke — 878 (+14)
3. USC — 887 (+23)
T4. Florida — 888 (+24)
T4. South Carolina — 888 (+24)
6. Houston — 892 (+28)
7. Auburn — 900 (+36)
8. Michigan State — 902 (+38)
9. Miami — 907 (+43)
10. LSU — 910 (+46)
11. North Carolina — 911 (+47)
12. North Carolina State — 912 (+48)
T13. Arizona State — 913 (+49)
T13. Oklahoma State — 913 (+49)
15. Washington — 915 (+51)
16. SMU — 929 (+65)
15. Tulane — 940 (+76)
18. UC Davis — 944 (+80)