Miami Places Seventh at UCF Challenge

Miami Places Seventh at UCF Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s golf team placed seventh at the 2015 UCF Challenge Tuesday afternoon. The Hurricanes finished the tournament with a score of eight-over-par, 872.

The three-day event was held at the par 72, 6,349 yard Eagle Creek Golf Course.

“Today was a much tougher day out on the course as the wind really became a factor,” said head coach Patti Rizzo. “The girls played really well and I’m proud of the way they handled themselves out there in some tough conditions. We’re close, we just need to put it all together at the same time.”

Sophomore Daniela Darquea (Quito, Ecuador) led the way for the Hurricanes as she tied for 14th, finishing the event one-under-par (215).

Senior Rika Park (Fujieda Shi-Shizouka, Japan) finished just one-shot behind Darquea as she tallied a three-round total of 216 to tie for 19th. Park’s final round score of one-over-par, 73 was her second lowest round of the tournament.

Senior Leticia Ras-Anderica (Moraira, Spain) tied for 30th after she carded a final round of 73 to close out the event with a three-round total of 219.

Junior Kailey Walsh (Boca Raton, Fla.) fired the lowest of the day for the Hurricanes as she shot even par (72). She tied for 50th with a three-round total of 223.

Sophomore Delfina Acosta (Nicanor Otamendi, Argentina) rounded out the Canes’ top five as she tied for 69th.

Virginia’s Lauren Diaz-Yi and Vanderbilt’s Jennifer Hahn shared medalist honors and finished the tournament nine-under-par (207). Virginia claimed the team title as it posted a three-round total of 14-under-par.

Miami returns to action on Monday, March 2 at the 2015 Hurricane Invitational. The three-day event will be held at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.