Tulane Wins C-USA Women's Golf Championship With Record Score

April 23, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. - No. 34 Tulane won the 2014 Conference USA Women's Golf Championship with a tournament-record 54-hole 8-under 856 (281-291-284) at the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club (par 72/6,145 yards) on Wednesday. Fabiola Arriaga of UTSA won individual medalist honors after carding a 9-under 207 to tie the C-USA Championship individual record for 54 holes.

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The Green Wave carded a final-round 284 (-4) to defend their title and capture the program's sixth C-USA championship. Gemma Dryburgh lead Tulane, finishing second overall with a 211 (-5), just ahead of teammate Emily Penttila who placed third with a 213 (-3). For their efforts, both players were named to the 2014 Conference USA Women's Golf All-Tournament Team. Rounding out the scoring for the Green Wave was Silvia Garces who tied for 16 at 220 (+4).

Arriaga fired a final-round 2-under 70 to clinch individual medalist honors. The senior never trailed during the tournament, shooting a career-best-tying 68 on Monday and a 69 on Tuesday. Arriaga totaled 13 birdies during the three-round championship, and led the field in both par-4 scoring (-3, 3.90) and par-5 scoring (-7, 4.42). The win marked Arriaga's second outright victory and 15th top-10 placement of her career. Her play, along with teammate Taylor Newlin who tied for seventh at +1 (217), helped to pace the Roadrunners to a 2-over 866 second-place finish (286-292-288).

2014 C-USA Women's Golf All-Tournament Team
Fabiola Arriaga, UTSA (medalist)
Gemma Dryburgh, Tulane
Emily Penttila, Tulane
Camino Sardinero, UTEP
Belen Goicoechea, Tulane
Rachel Walker, Old Dominion

Team - Score
1. Tulane 281-291-284=856 (-8)
2. UTSA 286-292-288=866 (+2)
3. Middle Tennessee 294-297-288=879 (+15)
T4. Old Dominion 297-291-293=881 (+17)
T4. Florida International 295-295-291=881 (+17)
6. East Carolina 296-296-290=882 (+18)
7. Southern Mississippi 308-298-290=896 (+32)
8. North Texas 306-313-294=913 (+49)
9. Tulsa 314-299-303=916 (+52)
T10. UTEP 312-308-299=919 (+55)
T10. Marshall 317-302-300=919 (+55)
12. UAB 310-307-318=935 (+71)
13. Florida Atlantic 316-319-320=955 (+91)

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