WOMEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Ashley Gilliam, Mississippi State
Freshman Manchester, Tenn.
Westbrook Invitational // -13 (69-67-67 - 203) // T-2
• Helped Mississippi State win its first event since 2014 and earned the top finish of her career, tying for second at the Westbrook Invitational by carding a 13-under-par, 203. The performance matched the best finish in relation to par by a Bulldog in program history.
• Shot par or better on 52 of the 54 holes during the tournament, including 13 birdies and an eagle; Birdied three straight holes on the back nine of the third round to help MSU erase a five-stroke deficit and rally past Oklahoma for the victory.
• During the weekend, Gilliam broke two MSU freshman season records in rounds of par or better (13) and rounds in the 60's (5).
• Gilliam's play fueled Mississippi State to a 32-under-par performance for the weekend, which tied the 12th lowest team 54-hole score in relation to par in Division I history, also setting the MSU record by 10 strokes.
• Carded a 5-under-par in the second round to help State shoot 18-under for the round, which matched the sixth-best team round in relation to par in Division I history.
• Gilliam has now finished inside the top 10 of four consecutive events, including three top-3 finishes.
WOMEN'S FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
Megan Schofill, Auburn
Lake Oconee Invitational // -7 (73-68-68 - 209) // 1 (of 79)
• Won her first individual title at the collegiate level
• Led Auburn a 26-stroke advantage, securing the team's first tournament victory of the season
• Shot a career-low 68 (-4) in the second and third rounds at the Par 72 Landings Course
• Made a total of 11 birdies in three rounds, tied for most in the field
• Third top-10 finish of the season
• Has now shot under par in eight of her 16 rounds this season
Céleste Dao, Georgia
• Shot 7-under 209 to capture medalist honors at The Gold Rush.
• Moved atop the individual leaderboard after shooting 2-under 70 in the second round and remained the leader throughout the final round.
• Posted career-low scores in each of her three rounds - moving from 1-under 71 to 2-under 70 to 4-under 68.
• Covered the front nine of the final round at 6-under widen her gap on the field.
• Equaled the sixth-best individual tournament score in program history at 7-under.
• Won medalist honors while competing individually, after finishing sixth in the team's qualifying rounds for the tourney.