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Tuesday November 1, 2011Piccio Leading Through Two Rounds At Betsy Rawls Invitational

Austin, Texas

Mia Piccio

Junior Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines) led the charge during round two of the 2011 Betsy Rawls Invitational with a two-under (70) second round. Piccio claimed first-place individually while helping the team remain in serious contention for a tournament crown. The Gators will enter the final round in second-place after posting a two-day total of 589 (+13).

“Today was not the round we were looking for but we have a great shot at winning this tournament and that’s all you can ask for,” head coach Jan Dowling admitted. “We compounded a few mistakes today but we’ll make adjustments and be ready to play tomorrow.”

Piccio, who has a 54-hole total of 141 (-3), had an up-and-down round, but finished strong finishing three-under on her final seven holes. Piccio also added her first eagle of the season.

“Mia’s round was great,” Dowling said. “We’ve been talking about maturity and patience and she exemplified that today.”

“I didn’t panic and I stayed calm,” Piccio explained. “It was really important to be patient and stay positive.”

Piccio will be seeking her first collegiate individual victory tomorrow when she tees off at 8:51 a.m. ET at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas.

“I would love to win my first collegiate event,” Piccio said. “I have to continue to stay patient and stay positive when facing adversity and just go out there and own it.”

Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) will enter the final round in a tie for 13th. The senior shot a second round 79, giving her a total of 147 (+3) through 54 holes. Jensen recorded her third eagle of the season during the second round.

Senior Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) is six-over (72-78-150) going into the final day of play and is tied for 28th.

Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.) is tied for 33rd with a 151 (+7) and Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) is tied for 39th with a 153 (+9).

Lena Weichselgartner (Munich, Germany), who is competing as an individual, is tied for 52nd after posting a tournament total of 155 (+11).

Florida is trailing tournament host, University of Texas, by eight strokes entering the final round. A shotgun start is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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Complete pre-tournament notes are available here

Team Scores After Round 1

PLACE

TEAM

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

TOTAL

1

Texas

+5

288

293

581

2

Florida

+13

285

304

589

3

Tulsa

+18

293

301

594

4

Oklahoma State

+19

290

305

595

5

Pepperdine

+20

297

299

596

6

UNLV

+21

295

302

597

T7

Arizona

+22

304

294

598

T7

Kent State

+22

293

305

598

T9

Denver

+25

298

303

601

T9

Arkansas

+25

299

302

601

11

New Mexico

+26

299

303

602

12

Mississippi State

+31

302

305

607

13

Iowa

+34

297

313

610

14

Wisconsin

+42

303

315

618

15

Princeton

+54

315

315

630

 

Individual Top 10 After Round 1

PLACE

PLAYER

TEAM

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

TOTAL

1

Mia Piccio

Florida

-3

71

70

141

2

Madison Pressel

Texas

-1

72

71

143

T3

Ally McDonald

Mississippi State

E

72

72

144

T3

Kristina Merkle

Tulsa

E

70

74

144

T3

Andrea Vilarasau

Arizona

E

76

68

144

T6

Charlotte Brooks

UNLV

+1

72

73

145

T6

Emma Lavy

Arkansas

+1

72

73

145

T6

Kelly Shon

Princeton

+1

71

74

145

T6

Nicole Vandermade

Texas

+1

72

73

145

T6

Kelsey Vines

Oklahoma State

+1

70

75

145

 

Florida Results After Round 1

PLACE

PLAYER

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

TOTAL

1

Mia Piccio

-3

71

70

141

T13

Evan Jensen

+3

68

79

147

T28

Andrea Watts

+6

72

78

150

T33

Isabelle Lendl

+7

74

77

151

T39

Camilla Hedberg

+9

74

79

153

T52

*Lena Weichselgartner

+11

78

77

155

* Competed as an individual

 

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