Texas A&M downs Mississippi State in a thriller to win SEC Women's Championship
16 Apr 2023
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for SEC Women's Championship, Pelican Golf Club, Zoe Slaughter Rankings

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Texas A&M Athletics photo

The Southeastern Conference women's golf championships were not for the faint of heart, especially if you were Texas A&M head coach Gerrod Chadwell.

After Blanca Fernández García-Poggio rallied from three down with six holes remaining to defeat South Carolina's Mathilde Claisse on the 23rd hole on Saturday to send Texas A&M into the championship match against Mississippi State, which defeated Vanderbilt and top-seeded LSU to reach the finals, what the Aggies had left in the tank come Sunday morning was anybody's guess.

The answer was plenty.

Wins by Jennie Park and Hailee Cooper accounted for the first two points for the Aggies, which were playing in their first-ever conference title match. Abbey Daniel and SEC individual champion Julia Lopez Ramirez answered for Mississippi State to squad the match, 2-2.

All eyes then turned to the match between Texas A&M's Zoe Slaughter and Surapa Janthamunee of Mississippi State.

Slaughter was 3 up in the match through seven holes, but Janthamunee won holes 8 and 14 to pull to within one and tied the match with a birdie on 17.

The two players then halved the next three holes before Slaughter delivered the championship point with a two-foot par putt on the 21st hole to hand the Aggies their first conference title since 2015.

Results: SEC Women's Championship
1SpainJulia Lopez RamirezSpain80069-75-68=212
2FLMegan SchofillMonticello, FL50070-69-74=213
3IrelandAine DoneganIreland40072-71-71=214
T4SwedenIngrid LindbladSweden40073-72-71=216
T4SpainMarina EscobarSpain40071-72-73=216

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54-hole stroke play tournament crowns an individual champion, then four teams advance to match play to determine the SEC team champion.

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