Slaughter’s playoff victory clinches title for Aggies

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HOOVER, Ala. – The Texas A&M girls’s golf group gained the SEC Championship, 3-2, over No. 5 Mississippi State after Zoe Slaughter gained her third playoff gap to clinch the match on Sunday on the par-72, 6,331-yard Greystone Golf & Nation Membership – Legacy Course.

The Aggies gained their second SEC title and the primary in eight years. Slaughter gained her match towards Mississippi State’s Surapa Janthamunee in 21 holes.

Slaughter was in management the whole match till Janthamunee evened issues up on the seventeenth gap. The Houston native had a four-foot putt to win the match on the primary playoff, however it wasn’t meant to be and the 2 moved on to a different playoff on No. 16. ADVERTISING

The 2 golfers halved No. 16 and the primary alternative for Slaughter struck when Janthamunee despatched her tee shot on No. 17 into the entrance bunker. The junior would put her tee shot simply on the sting of the inexperienced about 30 toes from the pin. Janthamunee made a strong shot out of the bunker and acquired in for bogey on the opening. Slaughter had excellent velocity on her first putt that put her inside 4 toes, and she or he completed the job on the subsequent putt to win the championship.

Hailee Cooper was the second level for A&M. Cooper’s victory additionally got here on No. 17 proper as Slaughter and Janthamunee have been on the inexperienced of their first playoff gap.

The Bulldogs’ Hannah Levi wanted to tie the opening to increase the match, however Cooper performed the opening completely, permitting her to get in for par after Levi went into the bunker and solely mustered up a bogie. Cooper gained 2UP to maintain the Aggies alive.

Jennie Park made fast and environment friendly work of her match. The Carrolltton, Texas, native gained the primary 5 holes of her day and took the match 6&5 on No. 13 in simply over 3.5 hours.

Adela Cernousek and Blanca Fernández García-Poggio each gave valiant efforts however fell brief 2&1 and 2UP, respectively.

Up Subsequent

The Aggies will await their regional project which will probably be decided on April 26 on the NCAA Ladies’s Golf Choice present at midday on the Golf Channel.