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Saturday July 13, 2013Hedberg Contributes to Spain's Win at the European Ladies' Amateur Team Championship

Gainesville, Fla.

Junior Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) helped Spain clinch the final round of the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship against Austria on Saturday.


Hedberg, sophomore Ursa Orehek (Domzale, Slovenia) and Gator newcomer, Sarah Schober (Leibnitz, Austria) all represented the University of Florida women’s golf team at the tournament in Yorkshire, England. With Hedberg playing for Spain, Orehek representing Slovenia and Schober on team Austria, each Gator golfer played for their home country in the competition.


The European team championship for amateur women golfers includes up to 20 European countries, each with a team of six players. The championship took place at Fulford Golf Club (Par 72, 6,743 yards) this week. All teams participate in two stroke play qualifying rounds. The top eight teams qualify for quarterfinals and play head-to-head in match play to decide a champion.


Hedberg had a stellar first round of stroke play, shooting an impressive four-under (68), but then fell to eight-over (80) in round two. She finished four-over (148) and placed in the top-25 individually after stroke play. With the help of Hedberg, Spain qualified as a No. 2 seed in match play, defeating France 5 ˝-1 ˝ in the quarterfinals and then England in a semi-final clash 4 ˝ -2 ˝ to face Schober and the Austria team in the final round.


Schober, a transfer from Redlands Community College, shot six-over (78) in round one and improved to four-over (76) in round two. Schober finished 10-over in stroke play and assisted in Austria’s 4-3 edge over top-seeded Denmark in the quarterfinals. Austria then won 5 ˝-1 ˝ against Finland in the semifinals.


With Spain and Austria competing for the top spot, future Florida teammates, Hedberg and Schober, faced each other in the finals. Spain, with the contributions from Hedberg, came out on top 5-2.


Representing her home country of Slovenia, Orehek shot a solid 73 (+1) in round one of stroke play and 78 (+6) in round two, finishing seven-over overall. Unfortunately, Orehek and the Slovenia team lost in the quarterfinals to Ireland 4˝-˝, and then to Wales 4 ˝-˝ in the second flight of the contest, ending their time at the competition placing 15th.

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