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Panthers Finish Third at Sun Belt Conference Championship
          Release: 04/18/2012
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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (April 18, 2012) --- The FIU women's golf team shot an overall 292 on the final day of the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Women's Golf Championship in Muscle Shoals, Ala., to finish this year's tournament 31-over-par, good for third place.

Senior Katie Mundy finished in second place after dropping a one-hole playoff with Denver's Rachel Wattson. Mundy held a two-stroke lead heading into the final day. However, the Hampshire, England, native shot a 2-over-par, 74, on Wednesday to finish the tournament 1-under-par and force the one-hole playoff.  Wattson won the playoff as she birdied the 17th hole.

Sophomore Shelby Coyle finished the event shooting five-over-par for a ninth-place finish. Shooting 12-over-par, junior Tania Tare placed tied for 15th at the end of the tournament. Junior Yolecci Jimenez shot a 15-over-par (tied for 22nd) while senior Monica Miller finished the championships in 44th place, shooting a 28-over-par.

For their play, both Mundy and Coyle earned 2012 All-Sun Belt Conference honors.

About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports, and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference and an affiliate member of Conference USA (men's soccer). Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.

About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is Worlds Ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. It has 160,000 alumni and enrolls 48,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

FIU finished third overall, the team's highest finish since 2007.
FIU finished third overall, the team's highest finish since 2007.

Courtesy: Dennis Snyder
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