BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Samford beat the College of Charleston, 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) Monday night in the Southern Conference volleyball tournament championship and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The title was the first for the Bulldogs (29-4), and they earned it on their home court.

The Cougars, who also lost in the SoCon final last year, finished the season 25-10. They were led by 15 kills from Sloane White, who made the all-tournament team.

Mixed golf senior champions

Jeannie Hillock and Chris Pinckney came from four shots back to win the Seniors Championship Flight in the Johnny Adams Mixed Team Championship Sunday at Charleston Municipal Golf Course. Hillock and Pinckney finished at 6-under-par 138, a shot ahead of Carolyn and Dean Gosnell.