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Tuscaloosa, Ala. True freshman Jessica Yadloczky (Casselberry, Fla.) burned up the scorecard as she tied the single-round school record and registered a career-low score with seven birdies to lead a final-round charge for the fifth-ranked Florida womens golf team at the Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate Sunday. The Lady Gators tallied a 5-over par 289, the best team score recorded in 54 rounds between the 18 teams at the Northriver Golf Course.
The Lady Gators started the day tied in eighth-place after moving up from a 10th-place tie in first-round action Friday. Florida separated itself from a third-place tie with Louisville on the final hole as Jenny Calkins bogeyed to drop the Cardinals one shot. Florida dropped 11 strokes off from its second-round score and the four scores that counted towards the team total had no double bogeys on the scorecard.
Im really proud of the team today, head coach Jill Briles-Hinton said. This is a course that you need to see at least once or twice and its a very challenging golf course because you have to hit the ball in the right spot or youll run into trouble. There are undulating greens all over and we just had a fantastic round. Sandra (Gal) and Whitney (Myers) added in a couple more good rounds.
Yadloczky totaled a 4-under par 67 in her final round to set a career record and tie the UF single-round record since seventh time since 1982 and marked the second time this season when Whitney Myers (East Berlin, Pa.) shot a 67 in the second round at the Wildcat Fall Invitational. Yadloczky mastered the two holes she double-bogeyed on Saturday, parlaying those holes into a six-stroke swing in her favor with birdies on holes six and 11.
I just went out thinking fairways and greens because I hadnt been putting really well during the week so I just focused on eliminating three-putts and I felt like I couldnt miss anything inside of 20-feet, Yadloczky said. In our practice round, it was bad weather, 50 degrees with no sun and raining all day, so its hard to expect results when the conditions are like that. We went out to take good notes and make adjustments for the rest of the tournament.
Yadloczky started out the day with three birdies in her first four holes. She finished the day as the best player among the 18 teams in the final round, her 4-under effort two strokes better than individual champion Stacy Lewis 69. She finished tied for seventh, her second top-10 finish in just four events this year, after starting Sunday tied for 42nd.
It was also the third tournament out of four events for the freshman where she dropped strokes from her previous total in every round. Her previous low-round score was a 70 at the season-opening Mason Rudolph Womens Championship.
I kept learning more and more where I needed to put the ball and figuring out the hilly terrain and realized that it takes a couple of days to learn a course, Yadloczky said. I think we all played really well considering what our practice round was like.
Senior and two-time All-American Sandra Gal (Leichlingen, Germany) tied with Yadloczky in the overall standings for seventh and was consistent, offsetting two bogeys in her first three holes with two birdies and 14 pars to finish even on the day with a 71.
Myers also provided stability with a 3-over par 74, chalking up her third-consecutive top-15 placing by finishing in a tie for 13th.
Senior Tiffany Chudy (Mirmar, Fla.) put together a 6-over par 77 in her final round and redshirt junior Ornella Jouven (La Ciotat, France) chipped in an 8-ove par 79. Chudy and Jouven placed in ties for 50th and 54th, respectively.
Redshirt sophomore Brittany Nelson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) equaled her first-round total with a 79 as she completed her second tournament this year competing as an individual.
UF completes its fall schedule next week when it heads to Orlando for the Hooters Match Play Championships at the Ginn Reunion Resort Nov. 4-6.
Florida Single-Round Recordholders
67 Jessica Yadloczky (2007, Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate)
67 Whitney Myers (2007, Wildcat Fall Invitational)
67 Tanja Arnold (1999, SEC Championship)
67 Riko Higashio (1996, Lady Gator Invitational)
67 Cheryl Morley (1986, Pat Bradley Championships)
67 Page Dunlap (1985, Ryder Championships)
67 Deb Richard (1982, SEC Championship)
T7 Jessica Yadloczky (78-76-67221)
T7 Sandra Gal (75-75-71221)
T13 Whitney Myers (73-77-74224)
T50 Tiffany Chudy (81-75-77233)
T54 Ornella Jouven (81-74-79234)
T80 Brittany Nelson (79-83-79241)*
* competing as an individual
1 Arkansas (295-300-291886)
2 Auburn (301-300-293894)
3 Florida (307-300-289896)
T4 Notre Dame (298-300-299897)
T4 Louisville (297-299-301897)
6 Furman (299-301-299899)
T7 Alabama (313-292-300905)
T7 South Carolina (300-308-297905)
9 Texas (307-305-306908)
10 LSU (304-304-304912)
11 Ole Miss (305-306-306917)
12 Central Florida (303-300-317920)
13 Kansas (317-312-297926)
14 Northwestern (308-322-301931)
T15 Kentucky (309-303-320932)
T15 Florida State (318-301-313932)
T15 Mississippi State (311-310-311932)
18 Samford (332-322-325979)