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Cats' Harris finishes second in SEC women's golf tourney

Sarah Harris. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.
Sarah Harris. Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky.

Kentucky's Sarah Harris saved the best finish of her freshman season for the women's Southeastern Conference Championships, finishing second at 9-over par at Birmingham, Ala.

Teammate Liz Breed, a junior, tied for sixth at 11 over and the Cats finished fifth in the team standings. Harris, a Hermitage, Tenn., native, had a team-high 12 pars Sunday to go with one birdie.

Alabama won the team title. The Tide was 14 shots better than second-place Georgia. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow finished at even par for the individual championship.

LSU's Lindsay Gahm, a Sacred Heart graduate, tied for 11th. Alabama's Emma Talley (Caldwell County) tied for 19th.

■ Junior Ben Stow gave Kentucky's men's golf team its best individual finish (12th at 17 over) in the men's Southeastern Conference Championships at St. Simons Island, Ga. The Cats finished 13th in the 14-team tournament.

Alabama won the team title with St. Xavier graduate Justin Thomas, the defending tournament champion, finishing tied for 12th at 5 over. Arkansas' Sebastian Cappelen shot 8-under par for the title. Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart (Lexington Christian) tied for 23rd.

Lauren Cumbess hit a two-run home run and pitched four innings in the 17th-ranked Kentucky softball team's 5-3 victory at Arkansas. Nikki Sagermann added a three-run homer.