PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's golf team matched up with several elite teams at the 2018 Shark Invitational, playing to a fourth-place finish.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 4th, 927 strokes (311-309-307), +63
Team Champion: Nova Southeastern, 894 strokes
Host: Nova Southeastern University
Location: PGA National - Fazio | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Total Rounds: 3
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
- Kiira Riihijarvi | 11th overall, 227 (+11)
- Sydney Stengel | 21st overall, 233 (+17)
- Sofia Cadavid | 27th overall, 237 (+21)
- Heather Kipniss | 30th overall, 238 (+22)
- Emily Montagnino | 30th overall, 238 (+22)
- For the second time of the season, Riihijarvi was the top Spartan.
- Competing in her first collegiate tournament, Montagnino matched Riihijarvi with a team-best 76 in Monday's opening round.
- A second round 75 by Riihijarvi went down as the top performance of that round for UT.
- Stengel had a 75 in the third round as the senior posted the top score for the Spartans on Tuesday.
- Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.
- A total of 11 teams competed.
- Nova Southeastern's Sophie Madden was the individual champion with a 215 (-1).
- In addition to UT and host/team champion Nova Southeastern, other Sunshine State Conference opponents included Florida Southern (2), Barry (3), Florida Tech (6), Palm Beach Atlantic (8), Embry-Riddle (9), Embry-Riddle B (10) and Eckerd (11).
Tampa matches up with SSC foes at another tournament as it travels to the Saint Leo Invitational on October 14-16 at Lake Jovita Golf Course in Dade City, Fla.
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