Women’s Golf No. 22 prepares for Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – The Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team will travel to Athens, Ga. to compete in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, March 25-27, at UGA Golf Course.

A total of 11 teams ranked in Golfstat’s Top 50 will be in Athens, including the No. 22-ranked Rebels.

Friday, March 25 – 18 holes (Rebels will tee off from hole 1 at 8:15 a.m. to 8:51 a.m. CT)
Saturday, March 26 – 18 holes (Rebels will start from hole 10 from 12:17 p.m. to 12:53 p.m. CT)
Sunday March 27 – 18 holes (Te times TBA)

Chiara Tamburlini (Jr.)
— Leads the Rebels with an average of 72.65 shots on the year
— Ranked #22 nationally by Golfstat, #32 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin
— Finished in the top 20 of eight tournaments this season
– Fourth place at the East Lake Cup marked the first top 5 since 2020
– Earned the second consecutive top 5 finish at Rapsodo in the Desert, finishing tied for fifth
— Tied fourth-place best season at Valspar Augusta Invitational
— Selected to represent Team Switzerland at the Spirit International Golf Championship 2021



Andrea Lignell (Jr.)

— Shows an average of 73.57 shots
— Named SEC Co-Golfer of the Week (week of February 17, 2022)
— Ranked #65 nationwide by Golfweek, #81 by Golfstat
– Earned his first career top 5 finish at the East Lake Cup, tying for second place
– Third place at Rapsodo in the Desert marked the second consecutive top 5
– Tied for fourth at the Gators Invitational, earning his third top 5 of his season/career
— Selected to represent Team Sweden at the 2021 Spirit International Golf Championship



Julia Johnson (Sr.)

— Holds a 73.83 run average for Rebels on the year
— Named to ANNIKA Award Watch List
— Currently ranked No. 21 in the world in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)
– Opened the 2021 fall season with a fourth career tournament win at ANNIKA Intercollegiate
— Finished fourth at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup in October
– Ranked second in the NCAA among active golfers in career rounds in the 60s with 20 on his Ole Miss tenure
— Will compete in Augusta 2022 National Women’s Am



Natacha Host Husted (Fr.)

– 75.58 average shots over the 2021-22 season
— Made his college debut at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup
– Earned the first collegiate top 10 with an eighth-place finish at the East Lake Cup
– Recorded a new career high of 67 (-3) at the Gators Invitational, where she would finish tied for 26th
– Would also card a career-low 54-hole total of 218 (+8) at the Gators Invitational
– 18th place at the Valspar Augusta Invitational marked his third career top 20
— Selected to represent Team Denmark at the 2021 Spirit International Golf Championship



Ellen Hutchinson Kay (Sr.)

– Recorded an average of 77.50 shots for the 2021-22 season
– Earned the top 20 in the 2021-22 season debut for the Rebels, finishing tied for 17th at the Lady Bulldog Invitational
— Posted a 39and place finish at Blessings Collegiate
– Finished tied for 46th with a 156 (+12) over two laps at the Valspar Augusta Invitational
– Totaled six career Top 10 finishes in her at Ole Miss
— 2018-19 WGCA All-American Scholar

No. 12 Alabama
No. 17 Arkansas
Charleston
#31 Georgia
South Georgia
Houston
No. 38 Louisville
Mercier

No. 22 Ole Miss
No. 30 Mississippi State
No. 4 South Carolina
No. 11 Texas
No. 16 Texas A&M
No. 13 USC
Wake Forest #3

Playing 6,327 total yards as par-72, the University of Georgia Golf Course opened in 1968 to support the university community and a college golf program. Over its history, the UGA Golf Course has hosted a number of different collegiate tournaments, including the annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, SEC Men’s and Women’s Championships, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Regional Championships, as well as five-time women’s collegiate national championships – the 1971 Division of Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS) Intercollegiate Championships, the 1981 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Championships, and the 1983, 1993 NCAA Championships and 2013.




OLE MISS GOES UP TO NO. 22 IN THE GOLFSTAT RANKING

The Rebels surged from the first Team of the Year victory in the latest Golfstat NCAA Team Rankings, entering as the 22nd team in the nation. Ole Miss also ranks in the Golfweek/Sagarin Top 25, with the Rebels ranked 19th ahead of the team’s trip to Athens. The Rebels have now remained in the Golfweek/Sagarin Top 25 for the entire 2021-22 campaign.

Once again, clearing the way for the rebels in the latest individual polls is Chiara Tamburlini, who rose to No. 22 nationally in the Golfstat Individual Rankings while ranking No. 32 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Individual Rankings. Not far behind Tamburlini is Andrea Lignellwho also rose through the ranks in the latest rankings, occupying the 65th place according to Golfweek/Sagarin and the 81st place according to Golfstat.




CO-CHAMPIONS OF THE REBELS AT THE VALSPAR AUGUSTA INVITATIONAL

For the first time in the 2021-22 season, the Rebels won their first tag team title of the year by winning a share of the 2022 Valspar Augusta Invitational on March 12-13. Finishing with a team score of 590 (+14) over two days in the weather-shortened tournament, Ole Miss finished the Augusta Invite with a total of four golfers finishing in the top 20, including three who would finish in the top 10. marked the first tag team title for the Rebels since winning the Gators Invitational crown on Feb. 23, 2021, where the team also earned co-champion honors after tying host Florida with a three-day team score of 856 (+16) on the week.




TAMBURLINI CONTINUES A HOT SEASON FOR OLE MISS

After another top 5 for the Rebels at the Valspar Augusta Invitational, At Chiara Tamburlini The 2021-22 season continues to be a standout season for the junior from St. Gallen, Switzerland. Tamburlini has now won three top 5 finishes this year, leading the Rebels alongside fellow juniors Andrea Lignell, while finishing in the top 20 in all eight of his tournaments. Tamburlini’s season shot average of 72.65 also leads the team.




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