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Harbin Finishes 18th at NCAA Championships

PENACOLA, Fla. – St. Mary’s University women’s golfer Jessica Harbin shot a final round 81 to finish 18th overall at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championship in play at the Stonebrook Golf Club Saturday.

Harbin (Sr., Tuscola) shot a final round 81 to finish the tournament in a tie for 18th place with a four-round total of 308 (72-78-77-81). She finished 15 strokes behind tournament winner Daniela Iacobelli of Florida Technological Institute. Maria Garcia-Austt of Nova Southeastern University was one stroke back at 294.

The performance completed Harbin’s career at St. Mary’s. Her 18th place finish is the second best for a St. Mary’s individual at the NCAA Championships. Jillian Wyne had the best finish in school history for a Rattler individual with a 10th place in 2002. Harbin had her best season to date in 2006-07, winning four tournaments and finished in the top 10 in nine of 11 tournaments this season. She had a 75.96 stroke average this season.

In the team competition Florida Southern took the title with an 1188 (297-296-293-302), while Rollins College made a late run, shooting a 297 to finish 10 strokes back. Ferris State was third, Drury is fourth and Tarleton State was fifth.

NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship
Stonebrook Golf Club, Pensacola, Fla.

Team Scores: 1. Florida Southern 297-296-293-302 – 1188, 2. Rollins 306-300-295-297 – 1198, 3. Ferris State 314-304-299-311- – 1228, 4. Drury 319-306-295-317 – 1237, 5. Tarleton State 317-314-309-312 – 1252, 6. North Dakota 316-315-306-318 – 1255, 7. Northeastern State 321-310-314-331 – 1276, 8. Truman State 330-333-317-315 – 1295.

Individuals: 1. Daniela Iacobelli (Fla. Tech) 293 (72-74-73-74), 2. Maria Garcia-Austt (Nova Southeastern) 294 (71-79-70-74), 3. Lindsey Bergeon (Fla. Southern) 295 (72-74-73-75), 4. Heather Burgner (Fla. Southern) 296 (75-72-74-75), 5. Tonya Choate (Drury) t18. Jessica Harbin (STMU) 308 (72-78-77-81).

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