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12 May 2008

JSU Women's Golf Finishes 20th
at NCAA Women's Golf East Regional

From Star Staff Reports

Reprinted here in its entirety.

Athens, Ga. Jacksonville State finished with a three-day total of 955 to post a top-20 finish at the NCAA Women's Golf East Regional at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

Jacksonville State, which earned its fourth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance after winning the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in April, shot rounds of 327-315-313.

Second-seeded Florida held off top-seeded Duke to claim a one-stroke victory over the three-time defending national champions. Georgia was the best team of the day on Saturday, finishing third at 889. Rounding out the top eight teams, who advance to the NCAA Championships, were Auburn at 894, Virginia at 898, South Carolina and Wake Forest at 899 and Furman at 900.

Senior Mercedes Huarte shot her second straight round of 75 on Saturday to post a three round total of 226 to tie for 27th place to lead the Gamecocks.

Freshman Laura Cutler also shot a 75 and carded a 54-hole score of 240, while Ashley Cox finished her second NCAA event with a 243.

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