Spartans Takes Second as Kiira Riihijarvi Wins Jekyll Island Invite

Spartans Takes Second as Kiira Riihijarvi Wins Jekyll Island Invite

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Junior Kiira Riihijarvi continued her dominance with another first-place finish as the University of Tampa women's golf team finished second overall at the Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate Tournament.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 2nd, 600 strokes, +24 (295-305)
Team Champion: Columbus State, 600 strokes, +21 (294-303)
Host: Lincoln Memorial University
Location: Pine Lakes-Jekyll Island Golf Club | Jekyll Island, Ga.
Total Rounds: 2
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OTHER NOTABLES:

  • This marks the third individual title for Riihijarvi this season as she also won the RMAC Fall Preview and Saint Leo Invitational.
  • The first-place finish is the fifth of Riihijarvi's three-year collegiate career.
  • Riihijarvi was the top Spartan in both rounds with scores of 70 and 73.
  • Montagnino, a freshman, finished second on the team for the first time of her career. Her first-round 75 was a personal best.
  • Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.
  • A total of 15 teams competed.
  • This marks the final tournament of the fall season for the Spartans.
  • UT was the lone team from the Sunshine State Conference to compete in the tournament.

UP NEXT:
With the fall season complete, Tampa opens the spring on February 3-4 at the Flagler World Invitational. The tournament will be played at Slammer & Squire Golf Course in St. Augustine, Fla.

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