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Wednesday November 2, 2011Women's Golf Wraps Up Fall Schedule With Second Place Finish At Betsy Rawls

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Andrea Watts

The University of Florida women’s golf team completed play at the 2011 Betsy Rawls Invitational with their best finish of the fall season. The Gators finished tied for second in the 15-team field with a tournament score of 892 (285-304-303, +28). The Gators had a trio of top-15 finishers in Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines), who finished 10th, and both Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) and Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) finishing tied for 15th.

“We an opportunity to win on the final day and that’s all you can ask for,” head coach Jan Dowling said. “We just had too many mistakes today but we did finish strong. We finished three-under on the last two holes, so that just shows we didn’t give up.”

Both Jensen and Piccio held leads after the first and second rounds, respectively. Jensen carded a tournament total of 224 (+8) while Piccio shot a 54-hole total of 221 (+5). Watts, who recorded her best finish of the year, also shot a 224 (+8) for the tournament.

Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.), who shot an 11-over 227, also recorded her best finish of the season with a tie for 25th. Freshman Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) finished off a solid fall season with a 13-over 229.

Freshman Lena Weichselgartner (Munich, Germany) turned in a 242 (+26) in her first collegiate event. Weichselgartner was competing as an individual.

With the conclusion of the Betsy Rawls Invitational, also comes the conclusion of the Gators’ fall season. The women’s team will compete next on February 12, 2012 at the Northrup Grumman Challenge in Palos Verdes, California. The tournament will be played at Palos Verdes Golf Course and will be hosted by Ohio State.

“There were some very good individual performances and we had two top-three finishes as a team in a very tough fall schedule,” Dowling explained. “This team is very close to being a very, very good team. We need to use our close finishes as motivation and come out as a better team in the spring.”

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Final Team Scores

PLACE

TEAM

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

TOTAL

1

Texas

+16

288

293

299

880

T2

Florida

+28

285

304

303

892

T2

Pepperdine

+28

297

299

296

892

T2

Tulsa

+28

293

301

298

892

5

Oklahoma State

+33

290

305

302

897

6

Arizona

+34

304

294

300

898

7

Denver

+35

298

303

298

899

8

New Mexico

+42

299

303

304

906

9

Arkansas

+44

299

302

307

908

10

UNLV

+46

295

302

313

910

11

Mississippi State

+50

302

305

307

914

12

Kent State

+52

293

305

318

916

13

Iowa

+62

297

313

316

926

14

Wisconsin

+63

303

315

309

927

15

Princeton

+82

315

315

316

946

Final Individual Top-10

PLACE

PLAYER

TEAM

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

TOTAL

1

Nicole Vandermade

Texas

-2

72

73

69

214

2

Madison Pressel

Texas

-1

72

71

72

215

3

Kelsey Vines

Oklahoma State

E

70

75

71

216

T4

Ally McDonald

Mississippi State

+1

72

72

73

217

T4

Grace Na

Pepperdine

+1

73

76

68

217

T6

Charlotte Brooks

UNLV

+2

72

73

73

218

T6

Kristina Merkle

Tulsa

+2

70

74

74

218

T8

Tonje Daffinrud

Denver

+3

73

74

72

219

T8

Andrea Vilarasau

Arizona

+3

76

68

75

219

10

Mia Piccio

Florida

+5

71

70

80

221

Final Florida Results

PLACE

PLAYER

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

TOTAL

10

Mia Piccio

+3

71

70

80

221

T15

Evan Jensen

+8

68

79

77

224

T15

Andrea Watts

+8

72

78

74

224

T27

Isabelle Lendl

+11

74

77

76

227

T34

Camilla Hedberg

+13

74

79

76

229

T73

*Lena Weichselgartner

+26

78

77

87

242

* Competed as an individual

 

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