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Golf Wraps Up First Two Rounds in Texas

ARGYLE, Texas – The University of Miami golf team wrapped up the first two rounds of competition at The Bruzzy Challenge, playing 36 holes in 10 hours.

After sitting in 10th at eight-over-par through the first 18, the 16th-ranked Hurricanes carded one-under, 287 as a team in the second round. Overall, Miami enters the final round of competition at the par-72, 6,421-yard Lantana Golf Club in eighth at seven-over, 583.

“Well, not as good as we expected, so we will need a great round tomorrow. But we know it is possible,” Miami head coach Patti Rizzo said.

On pace to secure her third consecutive top-10 finish, freshman Nataliya Guseva led the way for Miami with a two-under, 142 on Sunday.

Sitting in a tie for sixth, the Moscow native carded five birdies over the 36 holes, going two-under in the first round and even-par in the second.

Rebounding from a three-over, 75 opening round, third-year sophomore Anna Backman went even-par in the second round, overcoming a pair of double-bogeys with a quartet of birdies.

Overall, she enters the final 18 tied for 34th at three-over, 147.

Following closely behind, after not having her first round tally qualify for the team’s top four in the first 18, fourth-year junior Kristyna Frydlova regrouped in the second half of the day with a team leading two-under, 70. The Prague native heads into Monday’s action tied for 39th at four-over, 148.

With four birdies of her own in the second round, freshman Sara Byrne went one-over, 73 in the second round and enters the third tied for 43rd at five-over, 149.

Rounding out the Hurricanes lineup, second-year freshman Franziska Sliper went three-over, 75 in the opening round and wrapped up the afternoon tied for 71st at 11-over-par.

The final 18 holes of the 2021 regular season is set to tee off Monday at 9:30 a.m. ET, with the Hurricanes matching up against student-athletes from San Diego State and Iowa State.