Women’s golf wins second sweep of the season at The Ally


WEST POINT, miss – Strong winds and freezing temperatures weren’t enough to cool off a burning Ole Miss women’s golf team at Old Waverly Golf Club on Tuesday, with the Rebels bringing home another tournament of The Ally’s fall season.

An even round 288 from the Rebels on Tuesday allowed Ole Miss to close a six-stroke deficit to open the day en route to claiming their second tag team title of the season with a total of 867 (+3) in three rounds.

The Rebels were on another level at West Point, leading the field in total birdies (44), total pars (174) and par 4 (+15) on the team’s 56-hole course at the Old Waverly Golf Club. Ole Miss finished the tournament as the only team to finish two of their three rounds under par, recording 287 (-1) and 288 (E) in the second and third rounds.

“It was a huge team effort to be able to come from behind to win today,” the Ole Miss head coach said. Kory Henkes. “We started six shots back and finished with a two-shot win, and that just shows what an incredible fight this team has. It was really cold and windy here today, but they all just brought good attitudes and played good golf.”

Much of the team’s success can be attributed to Andrea Lignellwho won her second medal of the year with a scorecard of 213 (-3) to propel her to the top of a back-and-forth battle in the individual standings.

“Honestly, I don’t even think Dre even knew she was in line to win,” Henkes said. “When she finished I told her she won and her reaction was like, are you serious? It was pretty cool to be able to see her get two wins this semester and she’s just playing fantasy golf right now moment.”

Lignell’s tournament consisted of shooting all three rounds under par (71-71-71), which she has now done in eight of her nine rounds played this season. Ranked No. 1 in the field with a par-3 (-2) score this week, Lignell has now finished in the top two in every tournament so far this fall.

With the sweep of the team and individual titles at The Ally, the Rebels have now tied the program’s single-season record of two tournament sweeps in a single year, a feat that has happened only three other times for the team (1991-92, 1992-93, 2017-18).

Ellen Hume’s a strong performance at West Point also earned her a spot in the tournament’s top five, with the Whitwell, England native finishing tied for third with a 216 (E) on the week. Hume ends her week as tournament leader with a par-4 (-3), as her third-place finish at Old Waverly marks her first top-5 finish with the Rebels since winning medal honors at the East Lake Cup 2020.

Chiara Tamburlini finished the game at The Ally finishing tied for tenth in the individual standings, bringing home a three-round scorecard of 220 (+4).

Tamburlini’s streak now extends to six consecutive appearances with a top-10 finish dating back to last year’s Gators Invitational. Additionally, Tamburlini has finished in the top 20 for 14 straight appearances with the Rebels, that streak beginning in May 2021 at the NCAA Championships.

Second year Natacha Host Husted also notched a top 20 for the Rebels, winning a 70 (-2) run on Day 2 of The Ally to finish five over par and tied for 13th. Host Husted has now finished in the top 20 of all three fall tournaments for the Rebels, marking his second tie for 13th after doing so in the Cougar Classic season opener.

First-year student Nicole Gal finished his collegiate debut just outside of a top-20 appearance, finishing tied for 25th at 10 over par. Gal saved his best round for last, bringing home a third-round scorecard of 73(+1) to cap his first career appearance with the Rebels.

Elle Johnson and Ellen Hutchinson Kay both competed as individuals on that year’s edition of The Ally, as Johnson’s tournament would end with her tied for 27th and Hutchinson-Kay finishing 57th overall.

The Rebels will now head overseas to wrap up their 2022 fall season, with the team traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to take part in the Beach Battle. The three-day tournament will take place October 28-30 at Club Campestre Golf Club.

1. #4 Andrea Lignell: 71-71-71–213 (-3)
T3. Ellen Hume: 72-70-74–216 (E)
T10. #9 Chiara Tamburlini: 73-71-76–220 (+4)
T13. #79 Natacha Host Husted: 76-75-70–221 (+5)
T25. Nicole Gal: 77-76-73–226 (+10)
*T27. Elle Johnson: 73-79-75–227 (+11)
*57. Ellen Hutchinson Kay: 83-81-79–243 (+27)

* competition as an individual


1. #7 Ole Miss: 292-287-288–867 (+3)
2. #30 EMS: 282-291-296–869 (+5)
3. #3 Mississippi State: 303-288-295–886 (+22)
4. #42 Alabama: 307-298-294–899 (+35)
5. Old Dominion: 298-304-298–900 (+36)
6.Illinois: 295-307-303–905 (+41)
7. Missouri: 308-300-299–907 (+43)
8. James Madison: 306-309-294–909 (+45)
9. Indiana: 309-294-307–910 (+46)
10. Chattanooga: 307-298-316–921 (+57)
11. Mercer: 310-312-317–939 (+75)


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