ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's golf team opened its spring where it left off, posting an impressive second-place finish at the World Golf Invitational among stiff competition.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 2nd, 602 strokes, +26 (307-295)
Team Champion: Nova Southeastern, 579 strokes, +3 (288-291)
Host: Flagler College
Location: Slammer and Squire Golf Club | St. Augustine, Fa.
Total Rounds: 2
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
- Kiira Riihijarvi | 2nd overall, 141 (-3)
- Sofia Cadavid | 7th overall, 147 (+3)
- Heather Kipniss | 29th overall, 155 (+11)
- Sydney Stengel | 59th overall, 160 (+16)
- Emily Montagnino | 65th overall, 161 (+17)
- After winning three fall tournaments, Riihijarvi was five strokes off the lead.
- Riihijarvi carded rounds of 72 and 69, with her second-round score representing a team-best.
- Cadavid shot her best career round with a 70 on Monday, finishing in the top-10 for the second time in her career and recording a career-best finish as well.
- Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.
- A total of 18 teams competed.
- Nova Southeastern's Sofia Garcia Austt won with a two-round score of 136.
- After placing seventh on Sunday following round one, the Spartans improved by five spots in Monday's final round to finish as the runner-up.
- Joining team champion Nova Southeastern and UT from the Sunshine State Conference were Saint Leo (3), Florida Southern (5), Palm Beach Atlantic (13) and Embry-Riddle (15).
Tampa returns to the links on February 18-19 at Florida Southern's Lady Moc Classic, which will be played at Grasslands Country Club in Lakeland, Fla.
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