STOCKBRIDGE | Georgia‚Äôs Amira Alexander finished in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard at the 21st Annual John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate on Tuesday before falling in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for medalist honors.
Alexander recorded a 2-under 70 in the final round, her second collegiate career best in three days. She improved the 1-under 71 from the opening round at Eagle‚Äôs Landing Country Club.
The sophomore from Alpharetta completed 54 holes at 2-under 214 and tied with Maria Palacios of Georgia State and Kaylin Yost of Campbell. Palacios birdied the first playoff hole to grab the individual trophy.
Two Bulldogs earn SEC honors
Georgia junior Brandon Lord and freshman Derrick White received Southeastern Conference weekly track and field honors, it was announced Tuesday.
Lord was named the SEC Men‚Äôs Runner of the Week following his win at the Raleigh Relays while White was named the SEC Men‚Äôs Freshman of the Week after his performance at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
Lord, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., ran a personal-best time of 29 minutes, 10.87 seconds to take over the national lead and grab the top collegiate finish in the men‚Äôs 10,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays.
White, a native of Lithia Springs, won his first collegiate race after clocking a career-best 400 time of 47.13 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational to top 15 other competitors.
Women‚Äôs tennis up to No. 2
The Georgia women‚Äôs tennis team improved to No. 2 in the latest rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tuesday. The Bulldogs jumped seven spots to capture their highest rankings since April 2009.
Last weekend, Georgia went 2-0, shutting out both No. 7 Texas A&M and Missouri 4-0. With Friday‚Äôs win over the Aggies, the Bulldogs beat their fourth top-10 opponent this season.
Duke sits atop the list, followed by Georgia and UCLA. The SEC leads the country with seven teams include in the latest rankings, including five in the top 10.
Georgia has four individuals ranked in singles and four pairs ranked in doubles, led by Lauren Herring at No. 6 in singles and Herring and Maho Kowase at No. 2 in doubles.