Women's Golf Finishes Seventh at UNCG

Women's Golf Finishes Seventh at UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Rika Park led the University of Miami women’s golf team to a seventh-place finish Tuesday at the UNCG Starmount Forest Invitational.

Park, a native of Fujieda Shi-Shizouka, Japan, shot 8-over 221 to tie for 12th overall, posting her second consecutive top-20 finish. Fellow sophomore Leticia Ras-Anderica, who entered the final round tied for 16th with Park, shot a final-round 77 to tie for 21st overall at 12-over 225.

“I had a solid game, but I’m never satisfied with it,” Park said. “If I’m happy with how I’m playing, then it means it can’t get better. I just have to keep getting better every tournament.”

Tampa, Fla., freshman Lauren Riehle fired a career-best 72 in the final round to finish at 20-over 233, tied for 52nd overall. Teammates Laura Hendee (22-over 235) and Christina Ocampo (23-over 236) finished 59th and 61st, respectively.

Playing as an individual and in her first tournament of the season, junior Carina Cuculiza tied for 56th overall, shooting 21-over 234.

“I’m still adjusting, but I feel that I’m almost there,” Cuculiza said. “I think I need a couple more rounds and I’ll be all set.”

Next up for the Hurricanes is the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Intercollegiate (Oct. 12-14) at the Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. For the latest information, follow the official Twitter feed for Miami Hurricanes women’s golf, @HurricanesGolf.

1. East Tennessee State 287-283-282=852 E
2. Maryland 287-291-298=876 +24
3. East Carolina 296-293-292=881 +9
4. Campbell 305-293-290=888 +36
5. James Madison 300-292-301=893 +41
6. Richmond 301-302-297=900 +48
7. Miami 303-304-299=906 +54
8. Morehead State 299-308-302=909 +57
9. Elon 307-299-304=910 +58
10. Gardner-Webb 306-304-305=915 +63
11. Winthorp 307-302-309=918 +66
12. Jacksonville 312-305-306=923 +71
13. Western Carolina 310-320-313=943 +91
14. UNCG 331-308-311=950 +98
15. High Point 324-326-307=957 +105
16. Eastern Kentucky 320-325-314=959 +107
t12. Rika Park 75-73-73=221 +8
t21. Leticia Ras-Anderica 73-75-77=225 +12
t52. Lauren Riehle 85-76-72=233 +20
t56. Carina Cuculiza 80-77-77=234 +21
t59. Laura Hendee 76-81-78=235 +22
t61. Christina Ocampo 79-80-77=236 +23