Miami Duo Finishes Among Top Five at John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate

Miami Duo Finishes Among Top Five at John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate

April 1, 2008

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Stockbridge, <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Ga. – University of Miami golfers Maria Ronderos and Jessica Steward finished among the top five at Georgia State’s John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Eagle’s Landing Country Club, as the Hurricanes went on to place 12th.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>


Ronderos dropped three strokes off her round-one total to fire an even-par 73 on Tuesday to tie for second place (76-73-149) – the top collegiate finish for the freshman in eight tournaments this season.


Taking the lead into Tuesday’s competition after shooting a one-under par 72, Steward finished in a tie for fourth place after shooting a 78 in the final round (72-78-150). It marked her fifth top-10 finish of the year and her third in the top five.


The Hurricanes combined to shoot 326 in each round to finish in 12th place with a team score of 652. The host Panthers defeated Jacksonville State in a one-hole playoff, as the teams each shot 613 over the two-round, 36-hole tournament.


Miami’s Christina Hirano dropped three strokes off her first-round performance (80-77-157) to finish in a tie for 25th, while Brooke Stuart finished 80th (98-98-196).


The Hurricanes return to competition on Monday, Apr. 6, as hosts of the Canes and Cardinal Classic at Don Shula’s Golf Resort in MiamiLakes. The three-round, 54-hole tournament wraps up on Tuesday, Apr. 7.