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#3 Women’s Golf Wins Inaugural Deb Jackson Invitational; Mun Seizes Individual Title

#3 Women’s Golf Wins Inaugural Deb Jackson Invitational; Mun Seizes Individual Title

The No. 3 ranked Emory women's golf team will return from its trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama with some new hardware. After carding a 286 (-2) in the third and final round  on Tuesday, the Eagles' A-Team lineup won the Inaugural Deb Jackson Invitational to bring a trophy back to Atlanta with them. The Eagles finished the tournament shooting an 881 (+17) to win the event by seven strokes. Oklahoma City University finished second at 888 (+24) and #1 Carnegie Mellon finished third with an 892 (+28). The Eagles' B-Team finished in sixth with a score of 919 (+55).

Junior Sharon Mun propelled the Eagles to the victory, tying her own program record for a three-round score with a 210 (-6) and winning the individual title. This is Mun's second individual title this season, also having won the Lynn Schweizer Invitational in September. Mun was exceptional on Tuesday, making 16 pars and two birdies to card a 70 (-2). Mun led the tournament in birdies with 13.

Mun's classmate Ellen Dong had a solid showing as well, finishing tied for fifth with a 220 (+4). Dong was locked in on Tuesday, with 15 pars and two birdies to shoot 71 (-1). Dong was tied for the most pars at the tournament, tallying 41 over the course of 54 holes.

Freshman Esther Jung had a top-10 showing herself after she shot her best round of the tournament with a 71 (-1) on Tuesday. Jung had two double bogeys but bounced back with five birdies. Jung accumulated 10 birdies over the course of her three rounds, tied for second most at the tournament. She finishes her tournament tied for ninth place with a 223 (+7).

Sophomore Katie Park rounded out the A-Team lineup's scores on Tuesday, shooting a 74 (+2). The 74 was Park's best score of the tournament. With a 229 (+13), Park finishes tied for 24th.

Sophomore Cindy Wang withdrew from the third and final round.

The B-Team received a pair of very impressive performances from freshman Carys Code and sophomore Kiley Malmberg who each finished with a 225 (+9). They both shot a 76 (+4) on Tuesday, helping keep the B-Team lineup within striking distance. The pair finished tied for 13th.

Junior Heejo Hyun shot a 76 (+4) on Tuesday, bringing her score to 236 (+20). She knocked in 12 pars on Tuesday and finished in 34th place.

Freshman Derica Chiu and senior Mariana Chong round out the scores for the Emory B-Team, shooting a 238 (+22) and 239 (+23), respectively. Chiu finished with her best round of the tournament, shooting a 73 (+1) on Tuesday. Chiu finished in 35th and Chong tied for 36th.

The Eagles will now have a month off before the NCAA Championships in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The event will start on Tuesday, May 21st and conclude Friday, May 24th.