Ronderos Shoots Career-Low Round, `Canes Finish in Fourth

March 13, 2011




ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Senior Maria Ronderos shot a career-low round of 67 on Sunday to lead the Hurricanes to a tie for fourth at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. Ronderos (-1) finished in third place overall, marking her third top-five finish this year and sixth straight top-10 placing.

No. 34 Chattanooga took home the team championship shooting five-under par for the tournament. The Mocs’ Christine Wolf (-7) was the medalist.

The Hurricanes shot a 298 as a team on Sunday to finish in a tie for fourth with USF. The team has placed in the top-five in all four tournaments this spring.

Ronderos knocked in four birdies to go with 14 pars on her way to a round of five-under par. Her previous low score was 71. The Colombian native has notched that score several times in her career, with the feat last achieved in the final round of the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic on Feb. 8.

Junior Patricia Arana finished in 17th after shooting a 74 with two birdies on Sunday. The 74 was her lowest total in a final round this season.

Senior Christina Hirano shot a 78 in the third round, tied for 30th position. Hirano put in two birdies on the day.

Carina Cuculiza shot an 80 on Sunday. The freshman has started every event for the `Canes this season, averaging 77.73 strokes per round.

Junior Diana Fisher showed improvement throughout the weekend, shooting an 83 on Sunday. She has played in two tournaments this spring.

The event, hosted by James Madison at the Eagle Landing Golf Club, featured 18 teams and 98 players in the three-day tournament.

The Hurricanes will be back in action on March 21st at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, Ga.

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