Aläng Places 11th at Mercedes Benz Championships

Oct. 14, 2012

Team Rounds Score
1 2 3 F
1. Penn State 291 289 287 867 +3
2. Tennessee 292 289 290 871 +7
3. Purdue 293 291 288 872 +8
4. Northwestern 294 296 284 874 +10
5. Texas A&M 291 294 291 876 +12
6. UT-San Antonio 292 299 289 880 +16
7. Iowa State 298 298 290 886 +22
8. Florida State 294 308 292 894 +30
9. Furman 300 295 302 897 +33
10. Mississippi State 297 306 300 903 +39
11. East Carolina 302 303 309 914 +50
12. Miami 308 302 308 918 +54
13. James Madison 314 308 298 920 +56
14. Chattanooga 311 307 304 922 +58
15. Memphis 313 312 318 943 +79
16. Eastern Kentucky 323 329 320 972 +108
Memphis Leaders
1 2 3 F
T11 Alex Aläng 73 73 72 218 +2
T68 Natalie Turk 83 80 74 237 +21
74 Julia Gerlach * 80 81 80 241 +25
T75 Shelby Sain 78 77 87 242 +26
T83 Ashley Kees 79 83 86 248 +32
87 Sarah Mathews 86 82 86 254 +38
* - Playing as individual

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's golf team wrapped play at the Mercedes Benz Championships on Sunday with a final round score of 318. The Lady Tigers finished the tournament in 15th place with a three-day total of 943. Alex Aläng led Memphis all weekend and finished with her best round of the season, an even-par 72.

Aläng started her day on the back nine and posted birdies on the par four 10th and par five 18th to card a one-under 35 on the back nine. The senior then posted a one-over 37 on the front nine for a total of 72. She ended the tournament tied for 11th place with a three-day total of 218.

Natalie Turk carded the best score of her career when she finished with a two-over 74. She posted a one-under 35 on the back nine before shooting 39 on the front. She finished the tournament with a total of 237 in a tie for 68th place.

Shelby Sain and Ashley Kees followed with final round scores of 87 and 86, respectively. Sain finished tied for 75th with a total 242 while Kees shot 248 to place tied for 83rd. Sarah Mathews rounded out the Lady Tigers' squad with a total of 254 after shooting 86 in the final round.

Julia Gerlach carded a final round 80 to finish 74th with a total of 241 in her first collegiate tournament.

Memphis will be in action again when they host their home tournament, the FedEx Memphis Women's Intercollegiate. The tournament will take place at Ridgeway Country Club on October 22 and 23. 

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