Feng leads Vanderbilt to SEC championship
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Freshman Simin Feng led the Vanderbilt Commodores to an 11-stroke victory at the Southeastern Conference Championship Sunday.
Vanderbilt finished at 15-over 879 at the par-72, 6,050-yard Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., behind the rookie's medalist effort. The conference title is Vanderbilt's second in program history.
"It feels pretty good," said Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen in a release. "I don't know if it will sink in until I get home with my family, but I'm excited for my team. The young ladies played so great today."
Feng was the only player to finish under par at the 54-hole event, shooting a 7-under 209. She wrapped up the title with a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Sunday.
"Definitely coming into this tournament I had a lot of confidence," said Feng in a release. "Last tournament I had a lot of confidence, but the course was very hard to adjust to. This tournament, I came down and had the right mindset and was able to figure out the course better and play smart, instead of aggressive.
Vanderbilt, the No. 14 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, placed only one other golfer in the top 10 outside of Feng; Jenny Hahn finished in ninth at 5 over.
No. 10 South Carolina (26 over), No. Arkansas (28 over), No. Alabama (32 over) and No. LSU (34 over) made up the top five.