No. 31 Golf Slips to Seventh at Gator Invite
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 31st-ranked Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team fell to seventh place Saturday after the second round at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational.
Miami shot a second-round 296 and is 31-over par through 36 holes. No. 37 Kent State owns a five-stroke lead over No. 30 Ohio State. Arizona, Virginia and Texas A&M are in a three-way tie for third, six strokes behind the Golden Flashes.
Texas A&M’s Marijosse Navarro overtook Florida’s Karolina Vlckova for the individual lead. Navarro is even-par and leads the field by one stroke.
Miami duo Leticia Ras-Anderica and Delfina Acosta are two of 10 golfers tied for 11th overall at 5-over 145. Acosta carded Miami’s best second-round score Saturday, shooting 2-over 72. The Canes pair is five strokes behind the leading Navarro.
Freshman Daniela Darquea is tied for 28th at 7-over 147. Both Darquea and Ras-Anderica carded rounds of 73 on Saturday.
While Miami struggled on the back nine during Friday’s first round, the Hurricanes’ struggles flipped to the front nine Saturday. Miami’s golfers shot 18-over on the front nine, compared 8-over on the back nine.
“Today was a tough day for Kailey (Walsh) and Rika (Park), while our other three golfers played well,” head coach Patti Rizzo said. “Hopefully, the final round Sunday will be better for all of us.”
The final round of the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational will tee off Sunday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstatresults.com.
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|SUNTRUST GATOR WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL|
|1.||(37) Kent State||296-279=575||+15|
|2.||(30) Ohio State||292-288=580||+20|
|t3.||(32) Texas A&M||301-280=581||+21|
|6.||(42) Florida State||292-295=587||+27|
|MIAMI INDIVIDUAL RESULTS|