Golf in Second Place at Sir Pizza Cards Challenge Heading into the Final Round

Golf in Second Place at Sir Pizza Cards Challenge Heading into the Final Round

Feb. 28, 2011

C. Hirano

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WESTON, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s golf team shot a 304 on Monday at the Weston Hills Golf Course to move to second place with one round to go. The Hurricanes are tied with Memphis, two strokes behind first place FIU at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge. Six teams are within four shots of the lead.

Junior Patricia Arana sits in a tie for seventh place after shooting a 78 on Monday morning for the `Canes. The Spaniard has parred 27 holes through two rounds, the second most in the field.

Senior Maria Ronderos duplicated her score from Sunday with another round of 75. She is tied for 10th position, looking for her third straight top-10 finish this spring.

The Hurricanes were led by senior Christina Hirano on Monday, as she turned a two-over par 74. Her game has been most effective on the long par five holes this week, with a combined two-under par score on all par fives. Hirano is currently in a tie for 14th place.

Freshman Carina Cuculiza lowered her score in the second round with a 77. She has averaged 2.88 strokes on par three holes in the two rounds.

Junior Jennifer Hirano shot an 80 in the second round.

Playing as an individual, junior Diana Fisher showed improvement with her score of 82.

Louisville’s Sara-Maude Juneau (-3) in in the lead for the medalist after the second round. The Cardinals are the host of this event.

The Hurricanes will look for wins in back-to-back weeks in Tuesday’s final round at Weston Hills. The team took home the championship at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, the largest women’s collegiate tournament in the country, last week.

A shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning with the `Canes starting on the front nine in groups with players from Memphis and FIU.

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