Saturday July 27, 2013Gator Newcomer Shines in International Amateur Play; Hedberg and Orehek Compete
A newcomer to the Florida women’s golf team, junior Sarah Schober (Leibnitz, Austria), made a statement at the International European Ladies’ Amateur Championship in Turku, Finland this week. After four rounds of impressive individual stroke play, Schober tied for 31st out of 144 competitors overall.
The international amateur tournament took place at Aura Golf Course (Par 71) from July 24-27. Representing her home country of Austria in the competition, Schober shot 74-72-72 in the first three rounds of stroke play, placing her T-17th heading into the final round. Schober took a step back in the fourth round and shot a 76, shooting a final 10-over for the tournament.
Coming to Florida after two seasons at Redlands Community College, Schober was an important member of the top-ranked RCC women’s golf team that finished second in the NJCAA Women’s National Championship in 2012. Her contributions led her team to the title, placing atop of the individual leaderboard after carding rounds of 73-71-68-70.
Alongside Schober at Aura Golf Course this week were Florida teammates junior Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) and sophomore Ursa Orehek (Domzale, Slovenia). Unfortunately, both Hedberg and Orehek did not qualify to compete in the final rounds of the tournament.