Hurricanes Cap Season Opener with Eighth-Place Finish
WOODBURY, Minn. – The University of Miami opened the 2019-2020 campaign with a top-10 finish at the Minnesota Invitational, held at the par-72, 6,297-yard Prestwick Golf Club. Miami shot a 12-over 588 as a team in the two round tournament, shortened due to inclement weather, and placed eighth overall.
“They played much better today. We just got off to a slow start,” Miami head coach Patti Rizzo said. “I am confident we will do much better next tournament.”
Junior Kristyna Frydlova carded a one-over-par on Tuesday and led Miami in the tournament with a one-over 145. She tied for 12th place overall.
Following closely behind, senior Renate Grimstad tied for 17th overall with a two-over 146. Overall, the Bergen, Norway, native registered a co-team-high five birdies over the 36 holes.
Competing in her first collegiate tournament, freshman Franziska Sliper wrapped up the event tied for 35th, capping the pair of rounds at five-over 149 with three birdies.
Following a slow start on Monday, sophomore Anna Backman heated up on Tuesday with a trio of birdies over four holes.
The Finland, native opened with a birdie on the par-4, 382-yard 15th hole, before earning par on the 16th and birdying on the 17th and 18th holes. Overall, she placed tied for 41st at six-over-par.
Rounding out the lineup, freshman Daniella Barrett finished 11-over-par.
The Hurricanes will take a 17-day hiatus before returning to action on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Okla.
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