Ras-Anderica Leads Canes in Day 1

Ras-Anderica Leads Canes in Day 1

Oct. 24, 2011

Las Vegas, Nev. – Freshman Leticia Ras-Anderica shot a one-over par to lead the University of Miami women’s golf team in Monday’s first round action of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown hosted by UNLV at Boulder Creek Golf Club. 

In their final tournament of the fall season, the Canes shot a 304, which put them in 16th after round one. However, Miami head golf coach Patti Rizzo felt her team could have played better.

“The course played very easy today and we did not capitalize on that,” said Rizzo. “I am not sure what went wrong, but we are very disappointed.” 

UC Davis leads after the first day, shooting an 11-under par 277. San Diego State (280), Pepperdine (281), UC Irvine (286) and Idaho (286) round out the top five.

Ras-Anderica and Jennifer Hirano led the way for the Canes. Hirano shot a three-over par 75 and recorded par on 15 of the 18 holes.

Ras-Anderica fired an impressive two-under par 34 on the back nine – including three birdies in her final six holes. Her score of one-over par was good for 41st on the day. 

Hirano’s score was good for 55th place on the day.

Freshman Rika Park shot a four-over par 76 after the first 18 holes. Park scored par on 12 of the 18 holes and delivered a birdie.

Senior Patricia Arana shot an eight-over par 80 on the day, including birdies on the second and 14th holes, respectively. Sophomore Carina Cuculiza shot an 11-over par 83 in her second tournament of the fall season.

Play at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown continues with second round action Tuesday. You can follow all the action at golfstat.com. 

Miami Individual Results

T41 Leticia Ras-Anderica 73; +1

T55 Jennifer Hirano 75; +3

T58 Rika Park 76; +4

T83 Patricia Arana 80; +8

88 Carina Cuculiza 83; +11

First Round Team Results (Par 288) 
1. UC Davis 277 -11; 2. San Diego State 280 -8; 3. Pepperdine 281 -7; 4. UC Irvine 286 -2; Idaho 286 -2; 6. Oklahoma 287 -1; 7. Louisville 288 E; Long Beach State 288 E; 9. UNLV 290 +2; 10. Nevada 291 +3; 11. Colorado State 295 +7; 12. East Carolina 296 +8; 13. Missouri 297 +9; Fresno State 297 +9; 15. BYU 302 +14; 16. Miami 304 +16;