Canes Open Spring Season at Florida Challenge
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami golf team returns to the course for the first time this spring as it travels to Tampa, Fla., on Monday to compete in the Florida Challenge. This year’s event will take place at the Par-72 6,240 yard Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club.
The tournament will consist of 36 holes, split into a pair of 18 hole rounds, beginning at 8 a.m. Miami will battle a quintet of Sunshine State opponents, consisting of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Jacksonville and tournament host South Florida.
Five Hurricanes will tee off on Monday, including graduate student Claudia De Antonio, juniors Renate Grimstad and Macarena Aguilera, sophomore Kristyna Frydlova and freshman Anna Backman, who will be competing in her first collegiate tournament since joining the Hurricanes in January.
Live results will be available through Golfstat.com.
The Hurricanes will look to build off a successful fall season that saw the Canes set five school records at the Schooner Fall Classic and Illini Invitational. In Norman, Okla., Miami set the program marks for lowest three-day total (833), two-day total (542) and one-day totals (267 and 275) on a par-71 course. At the Medinah Country Club golf course, the Canes scored the lowest par-72, 54-hole total (846) in program history.
The last time out, junior Renate Grimstad picked up her fifth career top-five finish, posting a career-low nine-under, 207, to finish second at the Jim West Challenge on Oct. 29, 2018.