Miami Golf Finishes Fifth in Weather-Shortened Cuthbert Cup
Feb. 26, 2008
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kiawah Island, S.C. – The University of Miami’s women’s golf team finished in fifth place after the third round of the Cuthbert Cup was cancelled this afternoon due to inclement weather. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Most of the teams had about four to six holes remaining when rain, mixed with thunder and lightning, set in for the afternoon. At approximately 2:00 p.m. the decision was made to call the round and use the second round results to declare the champions.
The College of Charleston was declared the winner in the tournament after shooting a 583 (287-296). The Hurricanes finished 17 strokes back in fifth place with a two-day score of 600 (295-305).
Christina Hirano finished in a tie for 10th place in the tournament. After a first-round three-under par 69 on Sunday, she shot a 79 for a total of 148 strokes.
Maria Ronderos shot a 77 on Monday for a two-round total of 149, placing her in 14th. Jessica Steward had the best second round for the Hurricanes, firing off a one-under-par 71, to finish in a tie for 22nd place (151), while Hagen Weintraub placed in a tie for 26th and Brook Stuart was 62nd.