Saturday October 13, 2012Two Gators Shoot Under Par, Vaults Team to Third Overall at Tar Heel Invite
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
The second-ranked University of Florida women’s golf team got exactly what it needed from its veterans Saturday in the second round of the Tar Heel Invite as both senior Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.) and sophomore Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) shot under par rounds to help their team shoot up the leaderboard to third overall after the second round. For Lendl, it was her second straight day in red numbers, while Hedberg had the best day on the course for all Gators and shot a 2-under, 70.
As a team, Florida improved by nine shots and was able to play consistent enough to leap six spots on the leaderboard. Going into Sunday’s final round, UF sits at 17-over (593) and is only 12 shots back of the leader and host-school, North Carolina, which is at 5-over (581) as a team. Only Baylor, separates the Gators and Tar Heels as they are 15-over (591) for the tournament.
“Our team did a nice job of playing steady despite conditions that were more difficult than yesterday,” Florida head coach Emily Bastel said. “We are happy to have moved up the leaderboard and to be playing in the last group tomorrow.”
Saturday’s round for Hedberg was a little more characteristic of what has been seen from her so far this year as she bounced back well from a 3-over (75) yesterday to have four birdies as opposed to only two bogeys. Starting the day on the 10th hole, Hedberg had three birdies by the 18th hole, but her first bogey came on the par-four, 18th, as she made the turn. Another birdie at No. 3, got the Spaniard back to 3-under for the day, but the second bogey came on her 17th hole, the eighth on the course, and kept her at 2-under for the day. The solid day was still kind to Hedberg as she is now tied for seventh on the individual leaderboard for the tournament at 1-over (145).
Hedberg actually isn’t the highest Gator on the board as that honor goes to Lendl, who had another stellar day on the links with a 1-under, 71. In the tough conditions, Lendl was able to stay near even par all day as her three birdies outnumbered the two bogeys she had and is now at 3-under (141) for the tournament. The Connecticut native now sits alone in second place on the individual board as Baylor’s Hayley Davis still holds the lead by a slim one shot advantage (-4, 140). Lendl is looking for her second straight tournament title in as many appearances after her win at the Dale McNamara Invitational last month.
As for the remaining crew of Gators, freshman Ursa Orehek (Domzale, Slovenia), junior Elcin Ulu (Istanbul, Turkey) and sophomore Anna Young (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) all either improved their score from round one or stayed the same. Orehek was the one player that matched her score from day one as she carded a second-straight 4-over (76). She drops just one spot on the individual board as is now in a tie for 42nd place at 8-over (152).
Ulu, in her second round as a Gator, improved five shots from Friday as she kept the bogeys to a minimum and had a birdie at the par-four, 15th to shoot a 3-over (75), the third best round of the day. The junior jumped over 20 spots in the individual rankings and is now tied for 55th at 11-over (155). As for Young, it was another up and down day, but she did have three birdies at No. 5, No. 15 and No. 17 and was two shots better than Friday. Her 10-over, 82, puts her at 22-over (166) for the tournament and in 93rd place.
After North Carolina, Baylor and Florida in the top three, NC State and first round leader Virginia round out the top five and are just two shots behind the Gators at 19-over.
Play will conclude tomorrow with the first groups teeing off at 9:15 a.m. Live scoring as well as full first and second round results are available on GolfStat.com. Results can also be found throughout the day on TarHeelBlue.com. A complete recap with results will be posted on GatorZone.com following the day’s play.
Team Scores After Round 2
Place School Score
1 North Carolina +5 (581)
2 Baylor +15 (591)
3 Florida +17 (593)
T4 NC State +19 (595)
T4 Virginia +19 (595)
T6 Ole Miss +20 (596)
T6 LSU +20 (596)
8 Duke +21 (597)
9 Arkansas +22 (598)
10 South Carolina +23 (599)
11 Michigan State +24 (600)
12 Louisville +25 (601)
13 Kentucky +34 (610)
14 Wake Forest +38 (614)
15 Auburn +43 (619)
16 UCF +45 (621)
T17 Colorado +47 (623)
T17 Michigan +47 (623)
Individual Top 10 Through Round 2
Place Player(School) Score
1 Hayley Davis (Baylor) -4 (140)
2 Isabelle Lendl (Florida) -3 (141)
3 Tara Lyons (Louisville) -2 (142)
4 Maia Schechter (UNC) -1 (143)
T5 Haley Sanders (Ole Miss) E (144)
T5 Brittany Altomare (Virginia) E (144)
T7 Victoria Vela (Arkansas) +1 (145)
T7 Jennifer Coleman (Colorado) +1 (145)
T7 Lindsay Gahm (LSU) +1 (145)
T7 Sarah Schmelzel (S. Carolina) +1 (145)
T7 Camilla Hedberg (Florida) +1 (145)
T7 Lauren Taylor (Baylor) +1 (145)
T7 Casey Grice (UNC) +1 (145)
Florida Results After Round 1
Place Player Score
2 Isabelle Lendl -3 (141)
T7 Camilla Hedberg +1 (145)
T42 Ursa Orehek +8 (152)
T55 Elcin Ulu +11 (155)
93 Anna Young +22 (166)