Julia Lopez Ramirez used her Bulldog debut to rewrite the record books. With a three-day total of 202, she led the Bulldogs to a seventh-place finish on the final day Sam Golden Invitational in Denton, Texas.
Lopez Ramirez entered the third round of the event tied for 10th before posting seven birdies and an eagle to climb to the top of the leaderboard. She carded a third-round score of 9-under par 63 to propel her to a co-championship finish with a three-round score of 14-under 202.
Lopez Ramirez tied with Texas A&M’s Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio, who was awarded the first-place trophy based on the lowest score on the 18th hole. Fernandez Garcia-Poggio earned a birdie on the par-4 hole while Lopez Ramirez recorded a par.
Lopez Ramirez now holds three Bulldog records: lowest third round (9 under), lowest individual round (9 under) and lowest score after 54 holes (14 under). Her 63 in the final round set a Wildhorse Golf Club course record.
The Bulldogs used a solid third round of 9 under par to finish seventh as a team. That was the second-lowest third-round score in the history of women’s golf at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs finished 11-under 853 for the event, the fifth-lowest team total all-time after 54 holes.
Valeria Mendizabal finished 27th at 2 under. Blair Stockett shot 1 under 71, her best round of the event. Junior Hannah Levi shot an even 72 in the third round to bring her three-round total to 6-over par and finish 56th. Ashley Gilliam also tied for 56th, posting a final score of 6-over par for the event.
The Bulldogs next will play Sept. 24-26 in the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.