Saturday February 22, 2014Florida Women's Golf to Compete in Allstate Sugar Bowl for the Fourth-Straight Season
New Orleans, La.
New Orleans, La.
The 16th-ranked Gators women’s golf team heads to New Orleans for the fourth-consecutive year to compete in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship hosted by Tulane University. The Florida squad placed in the top-10 in their last two appearances and return to English Turn Golf & Country Club with the chance for three-straight top-10 finishes.
Junior Camilla Hedberg finished first for Florida at the 2013 Allstate and shot just two-over (69-77-146) to place in the top-15 individually. Lone Gator senior Elcin Ulu finished seven-over (73-78-151) last year in New Orleans.
The tournament is being held at the par-72, 6,140-yard English Turn Golf & Country Club, Feb. 23-25.
Sunday: 10 a.m. off of holes #1 and #10, 18 holes
Monday: 10 a.m. off of holes #1 and #10, 18 holes
Tuesday: Shotgun start at 9 a.m., 18 holes
(All times Eastern)
· Sarah Schober: Coming off a stellar top-3 individual performance in Palos Verdes, Schober earned the top spot for the Gators.
· Camilla Hedberg: Hedberg returns to English Turn with a major advantage on the course – this is her third trip to the Allstate Intercollegiate as she finished first for the Florida team in both 2012 (+7) and 2013 (+2).
· Maria Torres: Torres, alongside Hedberg, paced the Gators at the Northrop Grumman shooting solid rounds of 72-77-77 and is eager for another challenge in New Orleans.
· Katie Mitchell: Consistency is a major strength for Mitchell as she is now the only Gator to make the lineup in every tournament of the 2013-14 season.
· Elcin Ulu: Ulu rounds out the Florida five with the opportunity to improve on her 2013 Allstate Intercollegiate performance.
· Karolina Vlckova: Vlckova will compete as an individual to continue her collegiate golf experience on the English Turn golf course.
Head Coach Emily Glaser Says: “We have been working hard since Palos Verdes and are anxious to get back on the course and compete. We will face another outstanding field this week, but at the end of the day, we are competing against the golf course. The wind is always a factor at English Turn and there is rain in the forecast, so patience will be a big key to success this week.”
SEC Showdown: Florida is one of seven SEC schools, three of which are ranked in the top-25, to compete in New Orleans in the coming days: No. 4 Alabama, Auburn, No. 16 Florida, Georgia, No. 23 LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Tournament Field (Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll rankings):
Oklahoma State (7)
Follow the Gators: Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com. A complete recap with results will be posted on GatorZone.com following the day’s play.