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Sunday April 22, 2012Hedberg Leads Gators to Fourth Place Finish at 2012 SEC Women's Golf Championship

Fayetteville, Ark.

Camilla Hedberg

In its best finish in the SEC Women’s Golf Championship since claiming first in 2008, UF finished in fourth place with a tournament total of 925 (307-305-313, +61) at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. The No. 15 Gators were powered by freshman Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) who carded a 54-hole total of 228 (76-74-78, +12) and finished in a tie for sixth individually.

 

“The course layout is tough to begin with, but the high winds made this course play extremely difficult today. The greens also dried out, contributing to the difficulties. It was a battle of who could limit their mistakes today,” head coach Jan Dowling explained. “Our goal this morning was to post a solid number and sit and wait. Our start didn't allow us to get the momentum we needed. Our putting, particularly on the front, caused the most problems for us.

 

“With all that said, our attitudes were tremendous throughout the entire tournament, which is a huge tribute to our finish. I am very proud of the team for staying tough and finishing fourth in a great conference. Our future is bright for the postseason, because this finish was a true team effort.”

 

Hedberg recorded her fourth top-10 finish of the season and placed the best of any UF golfer at the SEC Championship since 2009 when Jessica Yadloczky also tied for sixth.

 

“Camilla has to be excited for her top-10 finish in her first SEC Championship. She has continued to be a great contributor to our team and I am very happy for her,” said Dowling.

 

Junior Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines), who tied for the third-most pars over the weekend with 34, finished tied for 17th with a tournament total of 232 (79-74-79, +16). Piccio now has five top-15 finishes this season.

 

Senior Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) finished in a tie for 26th after posting a 19-over 235 and junior Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.), who was second in par 3 scoring throughout the tournament, finished tied for 32nd with a 22-over 238.

 

To round out UF’s lineup, senior Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) finished tied for 44th with a 29-over 245.

 

Fifth-ranked Auburn won the team title shooting a 52-over 916, edging out tournament host Arkansas by one stroke in the final holes. Patricia Sanz, of Auburn, captured medalist honors with a three-over 219. Sanz held at least a share of the lead following every round of the tournament.

 

UF will have nearly three weeks off to prepare for NCAA Regionals. NCAA Regionals are played at three separate sites – State College, Penn., Columbus, Ohio and Erie, Colo. – and are scheduled to be played Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12. It has not been announced at which sites teams will be participating.

 

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Team Leaderboard

PLACE

SCHOOL

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

SCORE

1

Auburn

+52

306

297

313

916

2

Arkansas

+53

309

295

313

917

3

Alabama

+58

297

312

313

922

4

FLORIDA

+61

307

305

313

925

5

Georgia

+69

308

306

319

933

6

South Carolina

+72

315

308

314

937

7

LSU

+73

310

309

318

937

8

Vanderbilt

+76

318

307

315

940

9

Kentucky

+82

317

307

322

946

10

Mississippi

+86

309

315

326

950

11

Tennessee

+87

320

309

322

951

12

Mississippi State

+110

315

326

333

974

 

Individual Top-10

PLACE

PLAYER

SCHOOL

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

SCORE

1

Patricia Sanz

Auburn

+3

69

73

77

219

2

Marina Alex

Vanderbilt

+4

70

73

77

220

3

Emily Tubert

Arkansas

+5

78

70

73

221

4

Madelene Sagstrom

LSU

+7

72

73

78

223

5

Marta Silva Zamora

Georgia

+10

69

82

75

226

T6

CAMILLA HEDBERG

FLORIDA

+12

76

74

78

228

T6

Emma Lavy

Arkansas

+12

73

72

83

228

T8

Jennifer Kirby

Alabama

+13

76

75

78

229

T8

Rocio Sanchez Lobato

Georgia

+13

80

73

76

229

T8

Lauren Stratton

Vanderbilt

+13

77

74

78

229

T8

Victoria Trapani

Auburn

+13

77

78

74

229

 

Florida Results

PLACE

PLAYER

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

SCORE

T6

Camilla Hedberg

+12

76

74

78

228

T17

Mia Piccio

+16

79

74

79

232

T26

Evan Jensen

+19

77

79

79

235

T32

Isabelle Lendl

+22

75

86

77

238

T44

Andrea Watts

+29

79

78

88

245

 

 

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