Greenville, S.C. -- The University of South Florida (+69) posted the low round of the weekend, a 14-over 302, to rally past East Tennessee State (+70) and Georgia State (+80) to claim first place on Sunday in the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course. Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen (+6) used a final round 71 to capture individual medalist honors.
South Florida's final round 302 helped the Bulls rally from a seven-stroke deficit on the final day of the 54-hole tournament and edge the Buccaneers by a single stroke. Georgia State slipped to third place with a 318 while Nova Southeastern (+82) finished fourth and Augusta State (+86) and Samford (+86) tied for fifth place.
Christina Miller (+11) of South Florida fired a final round 70 to move from 13th to second on Sunday while pacing the Bulls to the title. Lorentzen, however, birdied three of her first eight holes and played even par on the back nine to pull away for the five-stroke victory.
Furman (320-324-311=955) claimed a seventh place finish after beginning the final round in ninth place. Freshman Daffodil Sanchez (+24) led the Paladins with a two-over 74 on Sunday to rally for a top 25 finish while Laura Wearn (+16) managed a share of eight place after a third round 78 and Liz Wendt (+21) placed 18th with a final round 76.
Full tournament results and statistics are available at www.FurmanPaladins.com and at www.GolfStatResults.com.