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Wednesday February 10, 2010W. Golf Finishes Ninth At Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Palos Verdes, Calif.

 

The UF women’s golf team finished its first tournament of the spring season in ninth place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. After landing in 10th after day one and dropping to 12th following the second round, the Gators posted their best finish of the tournament when it mattered most. The squad carded a 298 (+14) in their final round, their best score of the tournament. Florida finished the Northrop Grumman with a team score of 911 (304-309-298, +59).

 

“It wasn’t the best week for the Gators,” said head coach Jan Dowling. “But some really positive things happened today, so we just need to focus on the process and let the results take care of themselves. We definitely have some things we need to work on when we get back and we’ll do that and move forward. This was a great course to play our first tournament of the spring on because our team couldn’t hide any weaknesses. We just need to take a critical look at our golf game and improve from there.”

 

Freshman Isabelle Lendl (Bradenton, Fla.) posted the best finish for the Gators, finishing in 11th place with a 222 (79-70-73, +9). Lendl entered the turn at one-under par after carding two birdies and one bogey. Lendl displayed her resiliency and composure as she followed a double bogey on her 10th hole with a birdie on her 11th and also made a birdie on her 14th hole are making consecutive bogeys on her 12th and 13th holes.

 

Also carding a 73 (+2) in Wednesday’s final round was Jessica Yadloczky (Casselberry, Fla.), who bounced back after carding Florida’s highest score in the second round.  Her final score of 228 (73-82-73, +15) landed her in a tie for 28th. Yadloczky made birdies on holes eight and 16 and bogeys on holes three, four, five and 17. Just one stroke behind Yadloczky was Marika Lendl (Bradenton, Fla.) who finished the tournament in a tie for 33rd with a total tournament score of 229 (+16). The sophomore shot her best round of the event on Wednesday as she carded a four-over 75.

 

Sophomore Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) matched her first round score, carding a 77 (+6) in her final round. Her 54-hole total score of 235 (+22) landed her in a tie for 61st. Rounding out Florida’s lineup was freshman Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines), who finished in a tie for 67th with a 238 (71-81-80, +25).

 

Florida will return to action on Feb. 22-23 when it travels to Parrish, Fla. for the Central District Invitational at the River Wildness Country Club.

 

Team Scores After Round 3

Place

School

Score

1

Southern Cal

284-296-296=876 (+24)

2

Pepperdine

295-287-297=879 (+27)

3

Ohio State

300-297-300=897 (+45)

T4

UCLA

295-300-303=898 (+46)

T4

Arizona State

300-298-300=898 (+46)

T6

Denver

296-297-306=900 (+48)

T6

Duke

292-305-303=900 (+48)

8

Wake Forest

298-301-305=904 (+52)

9

FLORIDA

304-309-298=911 (+59)

10

TCU

305-304-303=912 (+60)

11

California

309-300-309=918 (+66)

12

UC Irvine

313-303-306=922 (+70)

13

Michigan State

300-310-316=926 (+74)

14

Colorado

311-313-309=933 (+81)

15

Louisville

312-313-318=943 (+91)

 

Individual Top 10 Through Round 3

Place

Player (School)

Score

1

Lisa McCloskey (Pepperdine)

71-67-73=211 (-2)

T2

Taylore Karle (Pepperdine)

69-72-73=214 (+1)

T2

Jennifer Song (Southern Cal)

67-75-72=214 (+1)

4

Lindy Duncan (Duke)

67-76-73=216 (+3)

5

Lizette Salas (Southern Cal)

72-73-73=218 (+5)

6

Glory Yang (UCLA)

73-75-72=220 (+7)

T7

Laura Kueny (Michigan State)

69-73-79=221 (+8)

T7

Juliana Murcia (Arizona State)

76-71-74=221 (+8)

T7

Natalie Sheary (Wake Forest)

73-74-74=221 (+8)

T7

Michelle Shin (Wake Forest)

72-70-79=221 (+8)

 

Florida Results After Round 3

Place

Player

Score

11

Isabelle Lendl

79-70-73=222 (+9)

T28

Jessica Yadloczky

73-82-73=228 (+15)

T33

Marika Lendl

77-77-75=229 (+16)

T61

Evan Jensen

77-81-77=235 (+22)

T67

Mia Piccio

77-81-80=238 (+25)

 

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