DICKSON, Tenn. – Jacksonville State shot a final round of 307 to post a three-day total score of 921 to finish third at the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Women's Golf Championship, played at the par-72, 6,049-yard Greystone Golf Course.
Morehead State led from start-to-finish and won their first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Championship after winning the even by 14 shots over Murray State.
This season marked only the third of women's golf at Morehead State since re-establishing the program, after a 20-year break, prior to the 2008-09 season. The Eagles finished third each of the past two seasons before breaking through as champions this year. Overall they are the fifth different OVC program to win an OVC Championship since women's golf was established in the league in 1994.
Third-year Morehead State head coach Stephanie Barker was named OVC Coach of the Year while Jonsson was voted OVC Player of the Year by the league head coaches.
After dropping to fourth place following round two, Jacksonville State stormed back to grab third place on Saturday. The Gamecocks were followed by Eastern Kentucky, Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State in the final team standings.
Ornella Arrizon finished the Championship with a final round 74 (+2), which moved her into a tie for fifth place. She had scores of 75-77-74 to finish at 226 (+10) and to earn a spot on the All-Tournament squad.
Astrid Parsson finished three strokes behind Arrizon in ninth place overall with a 229, while Lourdes Lopez tied for 15th with a total of 236. Luz Armijo Fernandez shot a 238 to finish in 18th place and Lucia Fernandez tied for 19th one shot back with a 239.
Jacksonville State finished the 2010-11 season by posting Top 3 finishes in eight of 10 events, including two tournament titles.
The OVC men's golf championship will take place at the same course beginning on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. CT.
2011 OVC All-Tournament Team Emma Jonsson, Morehead State (MVP) Paige Lausier, Morehead State Morgan Cross, Murray State Marisa Kamelgarn, Morehead State Ornella Arrizon, Jacksonville State Chelsea Harris, Austin Peay
OVC Player of the Year: Emma Jonsson, Morehead State OVC Coach of the Year: Stephanie Barker, Morehead State OVC Freshman of the Year: Delaney Howson, Murray State