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Monday November 3, 2008W. Golf Competes in First and Second Round of Hooters Match Play Championships

Orlando, Fla.

The University of Florida womenís golf team dropped both rounds by close margins at the Hooters Match Play Championships on Monday in Orlando. The 14th seeded Lady Gators were edged out by No. 11 Texas A&M, 3-2-0 and No. 10 Georgia, 3-2-0.

 

Four Lady Gators claimed wins during either the first or second rounds of play on Monday. Redshirt sophomore Nicole Schachner (Libertyville, Ill.) fell to Sarah Zwartynski of Texas A&M in the first round, 6 and 5, but defeated Georgiaís Mallory Hetzel via forfeit. Redshirt junior Brittany Nelson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) also claimed a win in the second round, defeating Carolina Andrade, 1-up. Nelson came up short in a close match with Texas A&Mís Lauren Johnson in the first round with a score of 2 and 1.

 

Freshmen Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) and Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) both claimed victories against the Aggies in the first round. Jensen defeated Alexa Porter, 2 and 1, while Watts was victorious over Ashley Freeman, 1-up. Both golfers fell in the second round with Jensen being defeated in a well-fought match, 1-up, by Marta Silva and Watts falling to Tess Fordham, 3 and 2.

 

Redshirt sophomore Lauren Uzelatz (Lakeland, Fla.) fell to Texas A&Mís Crystal Reeves, 6 and 4, and Georgiaís Leigh Crosby, 3 and 2.

 

Round three continues on Tuesday when Florida will take on No. 16 Tulsa. Live scoring is available at www.GatorZone.com and www.golfstat.com.

 

First Round Results

No. 11 Texas A&M def. No. 14 Florida, 3-2-0

Sarah Zwartynski def. Nicole Schachner (UF), 6 and 5

Lauren Johnson def. Brittany Nelson (UF), 2 and 1

Evan Jensen (UF) def. Alexa Porter, 2-up

Andrea Watts (UF) def. Ashley Freeman, 1-up

Crystal Reeves def. Lauren Uzelatz (UF), 6 and 4

 

Second Round Results

No 10 Georgia def. No. 14 Florida, 3-2-0

Nicole Schachner (UF) Won by Forfeit

Brittany Nelson (UF) def. Carolina Andrade 1-up

Marta Silva def. Evan Jensen (UF) 1-up

Tess Fordham def.  Andrea Watts, UF, 3 and 2

Leigh Crosby def. Lauren Uzelatz (UF), 3 and 2

 

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