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No. 31 Golf Slips to Seventh at Gator Invite

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.

Saturday was a rough round of golf for Rika Park and Kailey Walsh, who are tied for 59th and 63rd, respectively. Park shot a second-round 78, while Walsh shot an 80.

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

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1. (37) Kent State 296-279=575 +15
2. (30) Ohio State 292-288=580 +20
t3. (12) Arizona 294-287=581 +21
t3. (29) Virginia 294-287=581 +21
t3. (32) Texas A&M 301-280=581 +21
6. (42) Florida State 292-295=587 +27
7. (31) MIAMI 295-296=591 +31
8. (4) Oklahoma 295-297=592 +32
9. Penn State 293-303=596 +36
10. (16) Florida 305-292=597 +37
11. Furman 307-300=607 +47
12. UTSA 309-299=608 +48
13. Old Dominion 300-311=611 +51
14. USF 309-311=620 +60 
t11. Delfina Acosta 73-72=145 +5
t11. Leticia Ras-Anderica 72-73=145 +5
t28. Daniela Darquea 74-73=147 +7
t59. Rika Park 77-78=155 +15
t63. Kailey Walsh 76-80=156 +16