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Saturday October 27, 2007Women's Golf Gains Ground in Tuscaloosa

 

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The fifth-ranked Florida women’s golf team showed improvement after a tough first round to fire a 300 in second-round action at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate Saturday. The Lady Gators dropped seven strokes from their first-round total and moved up to take sole possession of eighth place after starting the day tied for 10th with Texas.

 

Tournament leader Arkansas’ lead dwindled to one stroke as Notre Dame and others remain in pursuit. UF is still within striking distance, just 12 strokes off the lead. Four starters were able to shave strokes from their first-round totals and the Lady Gators fired the third-best total among the 18 teams competing.

 

“It was better than yesterday,” head coach Jill Briles-Hinton said. “It’s a golf course you really need to have played before more than once. If we have a fantastic day tomorrow we’re definitely in it. Yesterday it was overcast, cloudy and a little cold, but we should be able to play in any kind of weather and that’s why we come to these events so we can be ready for postseason play.”

 

Redshirt junior Ornella Jouven (La Ciotat, France) bounced back from a tough first round, registering the team’s best score with a 3-over par 74. Jouven cut seven strokes off her first-round performance and was even on the back nine.

 

Following suit was senior Tiffany Chudy (Mirmar, Fla.), who also improved on her first-round tally of 81. Chudy dropped six strokes from Friday’s score to finish with a 4-over par 75.

 

Equaling Chudy’s 75 was two-time All-American and senior Sandra Gal (Leichlingen, Germany). Gal had two birdies within her first four holes on the day and is tied for 15th heading into final-round play.

 

Senior Whitney Myers (East Berlin, Pa.) shot a 77 and is tied for 15th along with Gal. Myers had the team's best score in Friday's first-round action with a 2-over par 73.

 

Jessica Yadloczky (Casselberry, Fla.) improved her score by two shots, carding a 76. Yadloczky moved up in the standings to 42nd.

 

Redshirt sophomore Brittany Nelson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) tallied an 83 in second-round action. Nelson fired a 79 Friday and is competing as an individual.

 

Final-round action begins at 9:40 a.m. Sunday morning. Live stats can be followed at www.golfstat.com.

 

Florida Scoring

T15 - Sandra Gal (75-75—150)

T15 - Whitney Myers (73-77—150)

T42 - Jessica Yadloczky (78-76—154)

T52 - Ornella Jouven (81-74—155)

T57 - Tiffany Chudy – (81-75—156)

T80 - Brittany Nelson – (79-83—162)*

* Competed as an individual

 

Team Scoring

1 – Arkansas (295-300—595)

2 – Louisville (297-299—596)

3 – Notre Dame (298-300—598)

4 – Furman (299-301—600)

5 – Auburn (301-300—601)

6 – Central Florida (303-300—603)

7 – Alabama (313-292—605)

8 – Florida (307-300—607)

T9 – South Carolina (300-308—608)

T9 – LSU (304-304—608)

11 – Ole Miss (305-306—611)

T12 – Texas (307-305—612)

T12 – Kentucky (309-303—612)

14 – Florida State (318-301—619)

15 – Mississippi State (311-310—621)

16 – Kansas (317-312—629)

17 – Northwestern (308-322—630)

18 – Samford (332-322—654)

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