MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's golf team matched up against several nationally-ranked opponents, finishing ninth overall at the Barry Invitational.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 9th, 894 strokes, +30 (290-304-300)
Team Champion: Barry, 862 strokes, -2 (282-293-287)
Host: Barry University
Location: Senator Course at Shula's Golf Club | Miami Shores, Fla.
Total Rounds: 3
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
- Kiira Riihijarvi | 3rd overall, 212 (-4)
- Heather Kipniss | 40th overall, 227 (+11)
- Emily Montagnino | 40th overall, 227 (+11)
- Sydney Stengel | 59th overall, 230 (+14)
- Sofia Cadavid | 81st overall, 242 (+26)
- The Spartans opened the tournament with a school record 290 in round one.
- Riihijarvi, the number-one ranked individual in the nation, notched her fourth consecutive top-five finish and seventh of the 2018-19 season.
- Riihijarvi carded rounds of 73, 70 and 69. Her final round marked the lone sub-70 score for a Spartan.
- Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.
- A total of 17 teams competed.
- Josefina Foa Torres of Barry was the individual champion with a three-round score of 207 (-9).
- Joining host and team champion Barry and UT from the Sunshine State Conference were Florida Tech (2), Lynn (4), Nova Southeastern (5), Rollins (7), Florida Southern (8), Embry-Riddle (14) and Palm Beach Atlantic (17).
- 13 of the 18 teams making an appearance in the tournament ranked in the top-25 of the latest WGCA national poll, while two more schools place within the top-50 of the latest Golfstat rankings.
Tampa now turns its focus to the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Championships, which is scheduled for April 14-16 at Lake Jovita Golf Course in Dade City, Fla.
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