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Penn State Women??s Golf Finishes Mercedes-Benz in Ninth Place

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(Knoxville, Tenn.) October 23, 2005 - The Penn State women??s golf team held their own in the final day of the Mercedes-Benz Championship hosted by the University of Tennessee. The Nittany Lions finished ninth in the 14-team competition with a stroke total of 915.

Junior Maggie Lester (Oswego, N.Y.) continued to hold the lead for Penn State, shooting a 77 on Sunday. Lester finished with a 73-73-77-223 total and came in 10th overall. Her strong finish this weekend complimented her individual championship last weekend at the Nittany Lion Invitational.

Co-captain Amber Weinerth (Auburn, N.Y.) also finished the weekend on a strong note, shooting a career-tying low score of 69, two-under-par. Weinerth came in second for the Lions and finished tied for 11th overall, shooting 80-75-69-224.

Fellow senior and Co-captain Lauren Lundy (Wayne, Pa.) had a seven-stroke improvement in the last round, finishing tied at 62nd, with a score of 80-84-77-241. Evelyn Paik (Toronto, Ontario) also shot well, ending her weekend tied for 59, 75-86-79-241.

Sophomore Sara Lester (Walnut Creek, Calif.) continued to prove her consistency and strength throughout the competition and tied for 43rd place with a three round score of 78-76-78-232.

Georgia pulled out the win with a total score of 882, with weekend leader Purdue close behind at 885. University of Arkansas played very well on the final day, shooting the best of any team in that round (290). They finish the weekend in third overall, with a team total of 889. The Swedish Junior Nationals came in fourth place (892) and Tennessee rounded out the top five (899).

The women??s golf team heads to Wilmington, N.C. for the Landfall Tradition. Hosted by UNC-Wilmington, the tournament goes from October 28-30.

For complete scores for the Mercedes-Benz Championship, please visit




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