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Friday October 16, 2009W. Golf Tied for Seventh At Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championship

Knoxville, Tenn.

 

The 8th-ranked UF women’s golf team finished the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championship in a tie for seventh place. The Gators carded a team score of 304 (+16) at the par-72, 6,317-yard Fox Den Country Club.

 

“A couple of our golfers struggled but I think we finished fairly well,” said head coach Jan Dowling. “We are still looking to win this tournament. The good news is that we have lots of tough competitors on this team who will fight back tomorrow. We still have two more days and we were able to learn a lot about this golf course. So we still have 36 holes left to improve on and see how well we can finish.”

Freshman Isabelle Lendl (Bradenton, Fla.) and junior Jessica Yadloczky (Bradenton, Fla.) led the Gators on Friday, both carding a two-over 74 to tie for 14th place. Lendl entered the turn at one-over after a bogey on four, and was able to sandwich two bogeys with two birdies before making a bogey on her final hole. After carding three bogeys on her first six holes, Yadloczky rallied back to notch nine consecutive pars before making a birdie on her 16th hole.

 

Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) and Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) also matched first round scores as the sophomores are tied for 54th after shooting six-over 78 in their first rounds. Jensen collected two double bogeys, two bogeys and a birdie in her first nine holes to enter the turn at five over. She made a final bogey on her 11th hole and went on to card eight-straight pars to finish at six-over. Watts tallied bogies on her first and fourth holes to enter the turn at two-over, but added a bogey on 10 and 14 and a double bogey on her 15th hole.

 

Freshman Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines) rounded out Florida’s lineup in a tie for 63rd after carding a 79 (+7) in her first round.

 

Tournament host Tennessee is currently atop of the team leaderboard after the Lady Vols carded a 283 (-5) team score.

 

Please visit www.GatorZone.com or www.golfstat.com for updated results and live scoring of the Gators’ second round on Saturday.

 

 

Team Scores After Round 1

Place

School

Score

1

Tennessee

283 (-5)

T2

Kent State

296 (+8)

T2

Louisville

296 (+8)

4

Chattanooga

300 (+12)

T5

NC State

302 (+14)

T5

South Carolina

302 (+14)

T7

FLORIDA

304 (+16)

T7

Arkansas

304 (+16)

T7

Tulane

304 (+16)

10

LSU

305 (+17)

T11

Notre Dame

306 (+18)

T11

Ohio State

306 (+18)

T13

Ole Miss

309 (+21)

T13

UTSA

309 (+21)

15

Furman

310 (+22)

16

Wake Forest

312 (+24)

17

TCU

314 (+26)

18

Kentucky

322 (+34)

 

   Individual Top 10 Through Round 1

Place

Player (School)

Score

1

Diana Cantu (Tennessee)

69 (-3)

2

Ginny Brown (Tennessee)

70 (-2)

T3

Susana Benavides (Ohio State)

71 (-1)

T3

Nathalie Mansson (Tennessee)

71 (-1)

T3

Mandi Morrow (Kent State)

71 (-1)

T6

Laura Anderson (Louisville)

72 (E)

T6

Sara-Maude Juneau (Louisville)

72 (E)

T8

SIX PLAYERS

73 (+1)

   

Florida Results After Round 1

Place

Player

Score

T14

Isabelle Lendl

74 (+2)

T14

Jessica Yadloczky

74 (+2)

T54

Evan Jensen

78 (+6)

T54

Andrea Watts

78 (+6)

T63

Mia Piccio

79 (+7)

 

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