Augusta Women’s Invitational: Ole Miss tops South Carolina and Michigan
Ole Miss Women's Golf team (Ole Miss Athletics Photo)
Ole Miss Women's Golf team (Ole Miss Athletics Photo)

The Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team, currently ranked No. 4 nationally, concluded the Augusta Women’s Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., with an impressive 8-under 856. The Rebels won by a three-shot margin over the field, with rounds of 276-283-297.

The team's total score of 8-under 856 stands as the second-lowest winning score in the tournament's history.

South Carolina and Michigan shot matching total scores of 5-under par to register joint runner-up finishes at the tournament. South Carolina carded rounds of 283-283-293, and Michigan carded rounds of 287-283-289 in the tournament.

In the individual competition, Mirabel Ting, a sophomore at Florida State, secured the title with rounds of 68-74-67, achieving a total score of 7-under 209. Ting, initially trailing Georgia University junior LoraLie Cowart by six strokes entering the final round, fired a remarkable 67 in the last round—matching her career-best single-round score. This victory marks her second collegiate title, following her previous triumph at the Moon Invitational at Suntree Country Club in Fla. in 2023.

Ting dominated the event, recording a total of 16 birdies over 54 holes played. Additionally, she finished second in the field with an average score of 2.75 over the two-day competition.

Hannah Darling of South Carolina, ranked No.12 on the AmateurGolf.com/Golf Women's Rankings and a recent winner at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, carded rounds of 70-67-74, resulting in a tie with Loralie Cowart of Georgia, who carded rounds of 69-67-75 and Ole Miss Junior Natacha Husted shot 66-69-76. Together, they shared the joint runner-up finish at the tournament.

Ole Miss had a strong presence in the top-10, with Natacha securing a T2 finish. She was closely followed by junior Caitlyn McNab, who carded rounds of 71-71-70 for a solo-fifth place finish at 4-under par. Freshman Sophie Linder posted rounds of 66-72-75, earning a T6 finish at 3-under par.

On the stats front, Ole Miss tallied a tournament-high 55 birdies, surpassing any other team in Augusta by 10. Additionally, the team led the field in par-5 scoring, shooting a remarkable 19-under across two days.

Results: Valspar Augusta Invitational
1MalaysiaMirabel TingMalaysia70068-74-67=209
T2ScotlandHannah DarlingScotland50070-67-74=211
T2GALoraLie CowartCarrollton, GA50069-67-75=211
T2DenmarkNatacha Host HustedDenmark50066-69-76=211
5South AfricaCaitlyn MacNabSouth Africa40071-71-70=212

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54 hole team and individual women's college tournament hosted by Augusta State University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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