Grimstad Finishes Second at Jim West Challenge
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Junior Renate Grimstad capped off a stellar weekend at the Jim West Challenge, firing a career-low nine-under-par, 207.
Overall, the University of Miami golf team tallied a team score of 877 to finish ninth place at the 54-hole tournament, which was hosted by Texas State University at the par 72, 6,185-yard Kissing Tree Golf Club.
“I’m so happy for Renni because she has been close all fall, however her putts were not dropping. They finally fell this weekend, which will help her with her confidence in the spring,” Miami head coach Patti Rizzo said. “She is one of the best ball strikers I’ve ever had. She has a promising future.”
Teeing off on the eighth hole, Grimstad carded five birdies on the ninth, 12th, 15th, 16th and 17th holes, to finish the afternoon at two-under, 70.
A round removed from a career-low seven-under-par performance, the Bergen, Norway, native closed out the tournament in second place, while recording 16 birdies and an eagle.
Rebounding from a wrist injury obtained Sunday afternoon, junior Macarena Aguilera recorded an eagle and pair of birdies on Monday to finish even-par on the afternoon. Overall, the Buenos Aires, Argentina, native finished the tournament tied for 51st at 226.
Following a 1-over-par performance on Monday, sophomore Kristyna Frydlova tied for 23rd with a three round score of 218.
Rounding out the Hurricanes’ lineup were graduate student Claudia De Antonio (tied for 51st, 226) and sophomore Serena Hou (76th, 247)
Miami will take a three month break before it returns to action on Jan. 28, 2019 for the annual Florida Challenge.
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