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Sunday March 9, 2008No. 5 Women's Golf Tied for Ninth After First Round of UCF Challenge

Sorrento, Fla. – The fifth-ranked Florida women’s golf team closed out the first day of competition at the UCF Challenge Sunday in a three-way tie for ninth place.


The Lady Gators carded a solid round of 292 (+4) but the par-72, 6,356-yard layout at the Red Tail Country Club proved to be of little challenge to some of the best teams in the nation as five squads went under par.


Third-ranked USC took a one-stroke lead over defending UCF Challenge champion Duke with a 7-under par effort of 281. Duke’s Alison Whitaker also was seven-under par individually, taking the early lead in the race for medalist honors and an LPGA exemption for the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA.


Freshman Jessica Yadloczky (Casselberry, Fla.) and senior Whitney Myers (East Berlin, Pa.) led the way for UF on Sunday, firing rounds of even par and sitting in a tie for 21st.


Yadloczky started her round with three birdies in the first seven holes and has eight rounds of even par or better, a team high. Myers scattered five birdies throughout the round after overcoming a double bogey on the third hole.


Freshman Hannah Yun (Bradenton, Fla.) was one stroke behind, registering a 73 and is in a tie for 32nd. Yun had a birdie and eight pars on the front nine but closed out with two bogeys on her last three holes.


Reigning Lady Gator Invitational medalist and senior Tiffany Chudy (Miramar, Fla.) overcame a sluggish start with four consecutive bogeys on the front nine by finishing in red numbers on the back nine. She carded back-to-back birdies on the 11th and 12th holes.


Senior Eleanor Tucker (Wilson, N.C.), competing as an individual, fired a first-round total of 79 and redshirt junior Ornella Jouven (La Ciotat, France) posted an 87 on the scorecard.


Second-round play resumes tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Live scoring is available at


Florida Scoring

T21 – Jessica Yadloczky (72)

T21 – Whitney Myers (72)

T32 – Hannah Yun (73)

T58 – Tiffany Chudy (75)

96 – Ornella Jouven (87)

T78 – Eleanor Tucker (79)


Team Scoring

1 – USC (281)

2 – Duke (282)

3 – Pepperdine (285)

T4 – UCLA (286)

T4 – Oklahoma State (286)

T6 – Purdue (289)

T6 – Georgia (289)

8 – LSU (290)

T9 – Florida (292)

T9 – Auburn (292)

T9 – UCF (292)

12 – Tennessee (293)

T13 – Arkansas (294)

T13 – Alabama (294)

T15 – New Mexico (295)

T15 – Vanderbilt (295)

17 – Florida State (304)

18 – Furman (307)





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