UGA’s Caterina Don named SEC Golfer of the Week

Caterina Don of the University of Georgia was named SEC Golfer of the Week.
Caterina Don was named SEC Golfer of the Week after her victory at the San Diego State Classic.

Georgia’s Caterina Don was named co-SEC Golfer of the Week on Wednesday, a day after she captured medalist honors at the San Diego State Classic.

Don shot 2-under 70 in the final round a the Farms Golf Club to finish the 54-hole event at even-par 216 and inch past teammate Jo Hua Hung, who finished second. Don made four birdies on the back nine Tuesday to defeat Hung by one stroke.

Don also led Georgia to a season-best second-best finish in the team field.

A senior from Pinerolo, Italy, the victory was Don’s second as a Bulldog. She also won her collegiate debut, the 2019 Minnesota Invitational. Don has now posted top-10 finishes in each of Georgia’s events during the 2023 calendar.

Don became the third Bulldog to capture an individual title this season, following Jenny Bae at the Illini Invitational last fall and Hung at the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship last month. This marks just the fifth time in the past 45 years that three different Georgia golfers won individual titles in a single season.

The Bulldogs will return to action in two weeks when they compete in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Feb. 27-March 1. That tournament will be televised live each day by the Golf Channel.

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