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Monday April 6, 2009Florida In Third After Day One Of Lady Gator Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

 

The University of Florida women’s golf team kicked off the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational on Monday with a third place finish heading into the final round. Amidst rough playing conditions, the squad carded a 36-hole score of 606 (304-302, +46).

 

“The conditions were tough,” said head coach Jill Briles-Hinton. “We started out with an irritating rain and then the wind poured in. I felt that the girls were a little tight today, which is due in part to the youthfulness of our team. But after a rocky start, the squad fought back hard.”

 

Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) currently leads the Lady Gators after carding a day-one score of 148 (+8) and is tied for fifth in her first appearance at the Lady Gator Invitational. The freshman carded identical scores of 74 (+4) in her first two rounds.

 

Sophomore Jessica Yadloczky (Casselberry, Fla.) closely trailed Watts, finishing the first round of competition with a 150 (+10), good for a tie for ninth. Yadloczky carded a 75 (+5) and also entered the turn at two-over, in both of her rounds. The 2008 All-SEC selection carded one birdie in each round.

 

Just one stroke behind Yadloczky was Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.). Jensen is currenly tied for 13th after carding a 36-hole score of 151. The freshman carded a 79 (+7) in her first round, but improved her score by five strokes in her second with a 72. In her second round, she carded a double bogey on the 10th hole, but rallied back to collect three pars in her final eight holes.

 

Redshirt sophomore Nicole Schachner (Libertyville, Ill.) carded a four-over 76 in her first 18 holes, but added five strokes to her score with an 81 (+9) in her second. She is currently tied for 40th with a 157 (+17).

 

Also making her first appearance at the Lady Gator was freshman Marika Lendl (Bradenton, Fla.), who is currently in a tie for 74th after carding a two-round score of 167 (+27). Lauren Uzelatz (Lakeland, Fla.) is competing as an individual in the event, and is tied for 22nd after scoring a 154 (+14).

 

“We left a lot out there and we are looking forward to the challenge of getting back tomorrow and attempting to pull of the win,” Briles-Hinton continued.

 

Duke and Alabama are currently tied for first, just three strokes below Florida, with a 36-hole team score of 603 (+43). Campbell’s Sarah Bejgrowicz carded a hole-in-one on the sixth hole during her second round of play.

 

The third and final round of the Lady Gator Invitational tees off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Admission to the event is free. Live scoring is available at www.GatorZone.com and www.GolfStat.com.

 

 

Team Scores After Round 1

Place

School

Score

T1.

Duke

298-305—603 (+43)

T1.

Alabama

302-301—603 (+43)

3.

Florida

304-302—606 (+46)

4.

Auburn

306-305—611 (+51)

5.

Georgia State

307-305—612 (+52)

6.

Northwestern

304-311—615 (+55)

7.

Florida State

320-299—619 (+59)

8.

Washington

309-312—621 (+61)

T9.

Furman

307-316—623 (+63)

T9.

South Florida

307-316—623 (+63)

11.

FIU

313-311—624 (+64)

12.

Coastal Carolina

309-319—628 (+68)

13.

Campbell

306-324—630 (+70)

14.

BYU

313-322—635 (+75)

15.

Georgetown

314-332—646 (+86)

16.

FAU

324-326—650 (+90)

 

  Individual Top 10 Through Round 1

Place

Player (School)

Score

T1.

Kathleen Ekey (Alabama)

73-71—144 (+4)

T1.

Whitney Wenglasz (FSU)

74-70—144 (+4)

3.

Amanda Blumenhurst (Duke)

70-75—145 (+5)

4.

Molly Aronsson (Washington)

74-72—146 (+6)

T5.

Paula Hurtado (FIU)

73-75—148 (+8)

T5.

Andrea Watts (Florida)

74-74—148 (+8)

T5.

Alison Whitaker (Duke)

74-74—148 (+8)

8.

Anna Scott (Georgia State)

73-76—149 (+9)

T9.

Camilla Lennarth (Alabama)

78-72—150 (+10)

T9.

Charlotte Lorentzen (Georgia State)

76-74—150 (+10)

T9.

Jessica Yadloczky (Florida)

75-75—150 (+10)

 

 Florida Results After Round 1

Place

Player

Score

T5.

Andrea Watts

74-74—148 (+8)

T9.

Jessica Yadloczky

75-75—150 (+10)

T12.

Evan Jensen

79-72—151 (+11)

T40.

Nicole Schachner

76-81—157 (+17)

T74.

Marika Lendl

81-86—167 (+27)

T22.

Lauren Uzelatz*

73-81—154 (+14)

 * competing as an individual

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