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Srinivasan Ties For Third To Lead Paladins To Fourth-Place Finish At ANNIKA Intercollegiate

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Sophomore Natalie Srinivasan (-4) tied for third among the individuals to lead the Furman women's golf team (+9) to a fourth-place finish Tuesday in the final day of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at the par 72, 6,288 yard Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie, Minn.  

Srinivasan, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., carded a 74 with three birdies in the final round to finish the tournament six strokes back of individual medalist Maria Fassi (-10) of Arkansas, who surged into the lead with a final round 66 for a three-day total of 70-70-66=206.

Senior Reona Hirai (+2) fired a final-round 72 to pace the Paladins on Tuesday.  Hirai birdied No. 7 and No. 15 to finish in a tie for 18th, while senior Alice Chen (+7) and junior Haylee Harford (+7) tied for 30th.  Harford scored a 74 with three birdies on the front nine in the final round, and Chen added a 76 with three birdies.  Senior Jacqueline Bendrick (+16) tied for 46th after recording an 80 with a birdie on No. 14 in the tournament's final day.

Arkansas (-16) never relinquished the lead throughout the tournament, taking a 12-stroke win over UCLA (-4).  Stanford (+6) finished third, followed by Furman (+9) and Texas (+9) in a tie for fourth place.  South Carolina (+11) placed sixth.  

The ANNIKA Intercollegiate, which featured 12 of the top Division I women's programs in the country,  was co-founded by Annika Sorenstam's ANNIKA Foundation and Golfweek.

Furman will compete at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, Oct. 9-10.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


T4 Furman 300 277 296 873 +9

T3 Natalie Srinivasan 70 68 74 212 -4

T18 Reona Hirai 75 71 72 218 +2

T30 Haylee Harford 75 74 74 223 +7

T30 Alice Chen 80 67 76 223 +7

T46 Jacqueline Bendrick 81 71 80 232 +16