STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Georgia’s Amira Alexander finished in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard at the 21st Annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate on Tuesday before falling in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for medalist honors.
Alexander recorded a 2-under 70 in the final round, her second collegiate career best in three days. She improved the 1-under 71 from the opening round at Eagle’s Landing Country Club.
The sophomore from Alpharetta completed 54 holes at 2-under 214 and tied with Maria Palacios of Georgia State and Kaylin Yost of Campbell. Palacios birdied the first playoff hole to grab the individual trophy.
“Statistically, it’s a win for Amira, which is very exciting,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “It’s a huge win for her. Amira has been practicing well and had some moments this spring. To put it together for three days is a great boost of confidence, not only for herself but also our team. It tells we have five or six people that can go and win a tournament.”
All told, four Bulldog golfers competed as individuals. Sammi Lee closed with a 78 and finished tied for 15th at 225, Mary Ellen Shuman shot 81 on Tuesday and tied for 39th at 234 and Amelia finished with an 86 that left her tied for 76th.
The Bulldogs will return to action this Friday when Georgia hosts the 42nd Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course.