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Miami Posts Strong Opening Round at UCF Challenge

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami golf team got off to a fast start Sunday, as it opened competition with a score of eight-under, 280, placing the Hurricanes in second after one round at the UCF Challenge.
 
“I am very proud of the team, they all looked good today,” head golf coach Patti Rizzo said. “I am expecting more good things to come.”
 
Junior Renate Grimstad and sophomore Kristyna Frydlova paced the Canes with a pair of three-under-par performances, while freshman Anna Backman finished just a stroke back at two-under par.
 
Posting five birdies on Sunday, Frydlova finished just a stroke back from the overall lead with a first round score of 69, while Grimstad recorded four birdies to keep pace with the sophomore.
 
A week removed from securing a top-10 finish in her first collegiate competition, Backman carded a trio of birdies to sit in a tie for 17th with a first round score of 70.
 
Finishing at even par, junior Macarena Aguilera finished Sunday tied for 37th, while graduate student Claudia De Antonio rounded out the lineup tied for 73rd at three-over-par            .
 
As a team, the Hurricanes finished just a stroke back from Sunday’s leader, the College of Charleston, while maintaining a stroke lead over Kent State.
 
Second round action is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning, with live results available HERE.
 
This year’s event is taking place at the Par 72, 6,349-yard Eagle Creek Golf Club. Miami is in search of its third straight title at the UCF Challenge.

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