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MSU rally falls two short and Bear senior finishes a stroke back.
Bear senior Emma Clegg takes a four-shot lead into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
The Bears compete in their only home tournament of the season Monday and Tuesday.
MSU finishes 18th in team standings; Clegg and Thompson place 44th to lead the Bears
Fall 2012: Compiled an 80.40 scoraing average in five rounds during a fall campaign shortened by illness...Shot 83-82 in the first two rounds at the Golfweek Conference Challenge before being forced with withdraw...Carded 79-77--81--237 to tie for 33rd at the Payne Stewart Memorial.
2011-12: Enjoyed a stellar junior season, placing third on the squad with a 77.69 scoring average while capturing her first collegiate tournament...Fired a final-round 73 to force a three-way tie for first at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial and then earned medalist honors by winning a sudden-death playoff on the first hole; shot 75-77-73--225 for the tournament...Tied for 13th at her first tournament, the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, where she shot 74-74-81--229...Carded 77-73-77--227 to tie for 41st at the Alamo Invitational...Took second in a spring dual meet at SMU with a 78...Tied for fifth at the rain-shortened Indiana Invitational with a 74 and placed 18th at the Rio Verde Invitational after shooting 78-77-74--229...Led the Bears at the NCAA West Regional with 79-75-75--229 and a tie for 72nd place...Carded a final-round 73 to go with 79-80 for 232 at UALR and 49th place.
2010-11: Played in six of 11 tournaments and compiled an 80.94 average in 18 rounds...Shot 83-79-80--242 to open the season and tie for 31st at the Redbird Invitational...Tied for 73rd at the Golfweek Conference Challenge after shooting 83-79-81--245 and 71st at the Johnie Imes with 77-82-81--240, her best 54-hole score of the fall...Finished 51st at the Payne Stewart Memorial with 85-80-82--247...Competed in two spring tournaments, finishing 75th at Rio Verde with 84-82-82--248 and 38th at the Jackrabbit Invitational with 80-79-78--238.
2009-10: Made an immediate impact for the Bears in her first year, playing in all 11 tournaments and compiling the second-best freshman scoring average in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 78.82...Best finish was a tie for fourth at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, where she shot 72-82-73--227...Tied for fifth at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial after shooting 79-72-75--226...Ninteen of her 33 rounds were in the 70's and she posted four 72's...Shot 78-76-78--232 to tie for 36th in her first collegiate tournament at Nebraska...Closed the fall season by tying for 49th at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational with 72-83-77--232...Opened the spring at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, where she tied for 57th of 172 players by carding 72-80-79--231...Was second on the team and 41st overall at the UALR Classic after shooting 83-75-76--234.
Background: Ranked as high as fourth nationally in 2008 and finished the year with a seventh-place finish at the South African Girls Championship...Captured the Boland Province Junior Championship her last three years and finished second in the Boland Senior Championship in 2008...As a junior, finished fifth overall in the prestigious Gus and Raymond Ackerman Trophy and seventh in the Western Province Championships...Also won the junior title at the South African Games and finished sixth at the Ernie Els World Junior Invitational.
Personal: Born April 20, 1990, the daughter of Hill and Isabel Greyling in Cape Town, South Africa...Majoring in Exercise & Movement Science...Says her biggest sports thrill was shooting 69 in the prestigious Gus and Raymond Ackerman Trophy in her native South Africa.