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No. 4 Ole Miss Women’s Golf Preps for Fall Season Finale in Mexico

Battle at the Beach Marks Fourth and Final Fall Tournament for the Rebels

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Ole Miss women’s golf will look to close out their fall season Oct. 28-30 with the team’s fall season finale at the Battle at the Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Club Campestre San Jose will play host to the 17-team event, marking the first of three international tournaments on the Rebels’ 2022-23 schedule.

Friday, Oct. 28 – 18 holes of stroke play
Saturday, Oct. 29 – 18 holes of stroke play
Sunday, Oct. 30 – 18 holes of stroke play

Andrea Lignell (Sr.*)
—  Leads the team with a stroke average of 70.11 in 2022-23
— Captured her first collegiate medalist finish at the season-opening Cougar Classic
— Shot a 204 (-9) at the Cougar Classic, marking a new career-low 54-hole score and tying her for the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history
— Won her second tournament title at The Ally, shooting a 213 (-3) on the week
— Also brought home a runner-up finish at the Blessings Invitational
— Named to ANNIKA Award Final Fall Watch List

Ellen Hume (Sr.*)
— Holds a season stroke average of 72.78 in 2022-23
— Started season off with a 13th place finish at the Cougar Classic
— Earned a third place finish at The Ally, shooting an even 216 on the week
— Six career top 20 finishes for the Rebels since joining the team for the 2020-21 season
— Co-Champion of the 2020 East Lake Cup after shooting a round of 69 (-3)

Chiara Tamburlini (Sr.*)
— Carries a 73.00 season stroke average in 2022-23
— Named to ANNIKA Award Preseason Watch List
— 2021-22 WGCA First-Team All-American
— 2022 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award winner
— Opened her 2022 fall season with a third place finish at the Blessings Invitational
— Named to ANNIKA Award Final Fall Watch List

Natacha Host Husted (So.)
— Holds stroke average of 73.11 on the 2022-23 season
— Grabbed a tie for 13th at the season-opening Cougar Classic
— Earned her second straight top 20 finish after finishing 18th at the Blessings Invite
— Finished in the top 20 once again at The Ally, claiming a share of 13th
— 2021-22 SEC All-Freshman Team selection

Nicole Gal (Fr.)
— Shooting a stroke average of 75.33 in her freshman campaign
— Made her collegiate debut for the Rebels at The Ally, where she finished tied for 25th
— 2022 USGA Girls’ Junior Championships Quarterfinalist
— 2021 National Junior Girls Champion
— Ranked as the No. 38 overall recruit and No. 15 in the 2022 class according to Junior Golf Scoreboard

Elle Johnson (Sr.*) – Competing as individual
— Currently shooting a season stroke average of 73.67 in 2022-23
— Made her Rebel debut at the Cougar Classic, finishing tied for 34th
— Left Florida State having the 19th-best career stroke average (75.61) in program history
— 2022 Florida Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Champion
— Shot a course record round of 65 (-6) at Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida to help claim the Florida Am title

No. 14 Arkansas
No. 20 Baylor
No. 35 Clemson
No. 23 Houston
No. 50 Kansas
Kansas State
No. 17 LSU
No. 7 Mississippi State
North Texas
No. 5 Ole Miss
No. 43 TCU
No. 16 Vanderbilt

Spanning 6,250 yards and playing as a par 71, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Club Campestre San Jose resides on the gently rolling foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains walking the line between the mountains and the sea. The course offers spectacular views from every hole, while inviting its players to enjoy the incredible panoramic views, dramatic elevation changes and undulating championship greens created specifically for Club Campestre.

Ole Miss slots into the No. 5 spot in the country on both the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin NCAA Team Rankings prior to the team’s fall season finale in Cabo San Lucas. Leading the charge for the Rebels individually is Andrea Lignell, whose stellar fall season sees her ranked No. 2 in the nation by Golfweek/Sagarin and No. 3 overall by Golfstat. Chiara Tamburlini is not far behind Lignell, garnering No. 18 and No. 22 individual rankings from Golfstat and Golfweek. Ellen Hume and Natacha Host Husted round out the individuals that cracked the top 100 in the latest rankings for the Rebels, as Hume sits No. 60 and No. 68 while Host Husted ranks No. 82 and No. 85 overall.

The Rebels came home with a pair of trophies once again this fall following yet another tournament sweep for the team at The Ally. Battling freezing temperatures and blistering winds, the Rebels closed a six-stroke gap to tournament leaders SMU to ultimately claim the team tournament title in West Point with a three-round score of 867 (+3). Senior Andrea Lignell kept up her strong fall season with a win in the tournament’s individual title race, finishing three-under par to capture her second individual medalist finish of the fall season. Lignell is now just the third Rebel in program history to have had multiple medalist finishes in the same season (Julia Johnson – 2017-18, Sarah Britt – 1992-93).

Andrea Lignell and Chiara Tamburlini found themselves amongst 20 of the nation’s top collegiate women’s golfers named to The ANNIKA Award Final Fall Watch List, presented by Stifel. The award is given annually to the most outstanding women’s college golfer, as voted on by players, coaches and media. Both of the Rebel seniors have dominated the fall season for the Rebels, logging top 10 individual finishes in each of their tournament appearances this year for the team, including two tournament wins for Lignell. This marks the second time that two Rebels have found their way onto the award’s final fall watch list, with the last time being in 2020 when Ellen Hume and Kennedy Swann both were tabbed on the list following their fall seasons.

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