Mississippi State women's golf provided many highlights over the course of the season, including reaching No. 2 in the nation, but on Saturday, the impressive season came to an end as the Bulldogs finished 12th at the NCAA Raleigh Regional.
The Bulldogs needed to have secured a sixth place finish in order to advance to nationals.
The Bulldogs entered Saturday's final round with a team total of 606, placing them in a tie for tenth place with Furman, Iowa State, and Florida, but Mississippi State only stood ten shots behind Ohio State and North Carolina State, the two teams tied for sixth.
In the final round, All-American Ally McDonald turned in her best round of the tournament, an even-par 72, and sophomore Ji Eun Baik did the same. For the tournament McDonald finished T-35, and Baik posted the highest finish for the Bulldogs at 22.
Rica Tse, in her final tournament for Mississippi State, posted a 78. Jessica Peng, who hovered near the top of the leaderboard after a first round 72, carded a 77 in her final round, and Blaise Carabello posted a 78 to finish out her first NCAA post-season event.
Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, their efforts were not enough to move up the leaderboard.
South Carolina captured the team title at the event with a team score of 13-over par (877). Northwestern (885), North Carolina State (887), Alabama (888), LSU (888), and Campbell (892) advanced to national play.
Madelene Sagstrom, a senior from LSU, won the regional with an 8-under par 208.