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Friday May 11, 2012Gators in Third Place at NCAA East Regional After Two Rounds

State College, Pa.

Camilla Hedberg

The No.12 University of Florida women’s golf team carded a nine-over 297, giving them back-to-back solid rounds at the NCAA East Regional in State College, Pa. The Gators, who have a tournament total of 591 (+15), held steady as they will begin the third round in the same position as they began the second, in third place.

 

“It was a solid round. There were no big mistakes, which was good to see,” Head coach Jan Dowling said. “We had five players in it the whole day and obviously Camilla had a very, very good round of Golf today. She really hit the ball well and putted well.”

 

Freshman Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) handed in the low round for the Gators with a one-under 71 after a long birdie putt on the final hole, giving her a 36-hole total of 147 (+3). Hedberg had four birdies along with three bogeys. The Spaniard will enter the final round in a tie for 13th.

 

“I played very good, very solid. What I didn’t do yesterday that I did today was the speed of my putting was much, much better. I stayed patient, especially on the back nine,” Hedberg explained.

 

Senior Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) provided another solid round with a two-over 74, giving her a 146 (+2) through two rounds. Jensen, tied for 10th, has 25 pars through 36 holes.

 

“Evan played 16 great holes of golf today,” Dowling said. “Overall, Evan did what she does. She’s a consistent even keeled golfer and she was just being herself and that’s a really, really great thing.”

 

Junior Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines) shot a second round 75 (+3) to go along with her first round 74 (+2). Piccio recorded one birdie against four bogeys. Piccio will begin round three in a tie for 31st.

 

With a two-day total of 150 (+6), senior Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) sits in a tie for 40th entering the last round at the Penn State Blue Course. After shooting six-over on the front nine, Watts bounced back to shoot even par on the back nine.

 

Similarly to Watts, junior Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.) bounced back to shoot a 77 (+5) despite shooting five-over on the front nine. Lendl has a tournament total of 158 (+14) and will begin the third round in a tie for 96th.

 

“We’re going to be in the final group so that’s a great opportunity for us,” Dowling said “We’re going to continue on with our game plan on the golf course. We don’t need to be doing anything special, just playing a round of really solid golf. We just need to continue doing the things we’ve done all week.”

 

“We’re going to just keep doing what we’re doing, playing our balls how we know to and continue to do what we’ve been doing,” Hedberg stated about entering the final round being in contention.

 

No. 25 South Carolina, who entered the day in first, will remain in the top spot following a second round 294 (+6). The Gamecocks own a 7-stroke lead over No. 2 Alabama. Katerina Ruzickova of Texas A&M leads all individuals after posting a second round 73 (+1). Ruzickova, who is four-under for the tournament, held the lead after the first round, as well.

 

Lendl will tee off first for the Gators in the second round at 8:56 a.m. ET. All UF members will tee off of hole No. 1.

 

The top eight teams and two individuals not on those eight teams will advance from each regional.

 

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Team Leaderboard

PLACE

SCHOOL

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

SCORE

1

South Carolina

+6

288

294

582

2

Alabama

+13

292

297

589

3

FLORIDA

+15

294

297

591

T4

Texas A&M

+16

296

296

592

T4

Duke

+19

302

293

595

T4

Texas  

+20

296

300

596

7

Arizona

+22

302

296

598

8

Washington

+23

296

303

599

9

Arizona State

+25

303

298

601

10

Tulane

+27

298

305

603

T11

Campbell

+27

313

290

603

T11

Michigan State

+28

300

304

604

T13

Oklahoma State

+31

299

308

607

T13

Augusta State

+31

311

296

607

15

Kent State

+31

306

301

607

16

UCF

+32

301

307

608

17

Wake Forest

+32

304

304

608

T18

Maryland

+34

303

307

610

T18

San Diego State

+34

311

299

610

T18

Northwestern

+37

305

308

613

21

Chattanooga

+41

311

306

617

22

Jacksonville State

+42

314

304

618

23

Oral Roberts

+66

327

315

642

24

Long Island

+69

324

321

645

 

Individual Top-10

PLACE

PLAYER

SCHOOL

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

SCORE

1

Katerina Ruzickova

Texas A&M

-4

67

73

140

T2

Katie Burnett

South Carolina

-1

72

71

143

T2

Justine Dreher

South Carolina

-1

70

73

143

T4

Charlotta Lorentzen

Georgia State

E

74

70

144

T4

Natalie Wille

Augusta State

E

75

69

144

T6

Lindy Duncan

Duke

+1

73

72

145

T6

Casey Kennedy

Augusta State

+1

74

71

145

T6

Jennifer Kirby

Alabama

+1

71

74

145

T6

Maria Juliana Loza

Chattanooga

+1

73

72

145

T10

EVAN JENSEN

FLORIDA

+2

72

74

146

T10

Stephanie Meadow

Alabama

+2

74

72

146

T10

Juliet Vongphoumy

Maryland

+2

68

78

146

 

Florida Results

PLACE

PLAYER

TO PAR

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

SCORE

T10

Evan Jensen

+2

72

74

146

T13

Camilla Hedberg

+3

76

71

147

T31

Mia Piccio

+5

74

75

149

T40

Andrea Watts

+6

72

78

150

T96

Isabelle Lendl

+14

81

77

158

 

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