||Ole Miss women finish 14th at SEC tournament
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/Ole Miss Athletics) — The Ole Miss women's golf season has come to a close after finishing 14th in the SEC Women's Golf Championship at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ole Miss fired a final round 308 bringing their tournament total to 925, in a weather-plagued tournament at the Legacy Course at Greystone.
Leading the way for the Rebels once again was freshman Sofia Idoyaga (Buenos Aires, Argentina) who fired a 2-over par 74. Idoyaga fired a pair of birdies and 12 pars in route to a tie for 33rd in her SEC Tournament debut.
"Sofia was a rose waiting to bloom and she bloomed this week," head coach Michele Drinkard said. "She struck the ball so well and did a great job of keeping her emotions in tact. Her future is very bright."
Highlights on the year for Ole Miss include team wins at the Memphis Intercollegiate in the fall and the Samford Intercollegiate in the spring.
Junior Abby Newton (Katy, Texas) won the Memphis Intercollegiate, while senior Stani Schiavone (Bangor, Pa.) earned the medalist honors in the Samford Intercollegiate.
Schiavone's career came to a close Sunday and Drinkard says Stani will soon begin the road to the next level.
"It was bittersweet watching Stani finish her round today," Drinkard said. "She has meant so much to this team and to me personally. She has fought from day one since she got to Ole Miss and I look forward to watching her compete for her LPGA Tour card."
The Rebels return the majority of this year's team for the 2015-16 season, with the exception of the two seniors on the roster.