It came down to the last two scorecards of the tournament one from Alabama State's Amelie Buhl and one from Jackson State, but it was Buhl's final round 75 on the final card of the day gave the Lady Hornets the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship. ASU's two-day total of 654 defeated last year's champion Jackson State University by only six shots (660).
It was a day where all of the teams struggled with wind gusts that reached 40 mph over the course of the day, and Buhl was able to shoot an even-par 36 on the back nine. She was the only golfer able to shoot even-par over the final nine holes of the championship which showed how well she played. Buhl shot a 77 on the first day of the championship and finished the championship with a 152 which earned her the low-medalist honor, as well as being the low freshman medalist. She was also named First-Team All-SWAC.
ASU entered the second day of the championship trailing JSU by one point, 322-323, but the Lady Hornets shot a second day total of 331 outdistancing JSU's second day total of 338 by seven strokes.
It was a total team effort in today's action as Aileen Meredith finished with an 81 and had a two-day total of 159. Jessica Williams had a 91 today and a two-day total of 174 and Danielle Robinson shot an 84 today with a two-day total of 169. Meredith joined Buhl on the All-SWAC First-Team while Williams and Robinson were named Second-Team All-SWAC.
Taaj Hubbard finished the day with a 92 and Lyndsey McCall added a 94 in the final round.
The championship was the first SWAC Championship for the women's golf tournament and head coach Gary Grandison, who was named the 2011 SWAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year was speechless after the championship.
"To God be the Glory," Grandison said.