SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Ole Miss female golfer Chiara Tamburlini tied his low round from the weekend on Monday, with his score of 70 (-2) in the fourth round, helping him jump to claim eighth place individually at the 2022 NCAA Championship.
It’s only the second time an Ole Miss female golfer has placed in the individual top-10 at the NCAA Championship, as well as the second-highest individual finish in program history at the annual event.
Ending day four with her second 70 (-2) of the weekend and a four-day score of 290 (+4), Tamburlini’s eighth-place finish saw the native of St. Gallen, Switzerland, birdie 13 times in total over the weekend with five of those coming on the final day in Scottsdale. Tamburlini finished second in the field with a par-3 (-2).
Despite opening his final lap with a bogey on the No.10, Tamburlini had a cool, calm and collected lap, battling strong winds a majority of the day. Birdies on Nos. 11 and 16 would help Tamburlini reach the 1-under sit turn that day, allowing the junior to make a move in the stretch.
“You really have to keep your driver on the fairway,” Tamburlini said. “It was very windy the first day and even quite a bit today on the back nine, and that makes it so hard to stop the ball and get it closer. You end up having a lot of 15 or 20 foot putts for a birdie, and obviously it’s pretty hard to drop a lot.”
Even with the winds playing a part, Tamburlini chained another half of the golf at 1 under, totaling birdies on Nos. 1, 5 and 6 as well as a pair of bogeys in his back nine, finishing 2 under the day.
It marks the end of a landmark season for Tamburlini, having set the highest personal and program ratings throughout the 2021-22 season en route to winning first-team All-SEC honors and his eighth-place finish at Scottsdale. . She, along with the rest of the Rebels, will now enter the offseason with plenty of summer tournament entrants away from Ole Miss in preparation for the team’s 2022-23 season starting in the fall.
“I’m going to be very busy playing some summer tournaments like British Am, European Individual, European Team, World Amateur and probably just playing some with Swiss golf,” Tamburlini said. “After all that, let’s come back here next fall.”
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8. Chiara Tamburlini: 74-70-76-70–290 (+2)