PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Kiira Riihijarvi won her second straight individual championship to start her senior season as the University of Tampa finished second overall at the Shark Invitational.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 2nd, 898 strokes, +34 (298-305-295)
Team Champion: Nova Southeastern, 889 strokes, +25
Host: Nova Southeastern University
Location: PGA National - Fazio Course | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Total Rounds: 3
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
- Kiira Riihijarvi | 1st overall, 210 (-6)
- Sofia Cadavid | 2nd overall, 220 (+4)
- Heather Kipniss | 17th overall, 234 (+18)
- Emily Montagnino | 19th overall, 235 (+19)
- Hallie Riley | 20th overall, 237 (+21)
- This marks the eighth individual title for three-time All-American Riihijarvi.
- Riihijarvi was the top Spartan in all three rounds.
- The three-round 210 for Riihijarvi was one stroke shy of the collegiate course record at PGA National.
- Cadavid finished second overall as all five Spartans were in the top-20.
- Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.
- A total of six teams competed.
- UT was joined by host Nova Southeastern along with Eckerd (5) and Palm Beach Atlantic (6) from the Sunshine State Conference.
Tampa is back in action at the Saint Leo Invitational on Oct. 13-15, which will take place at Lake Jovita Golf Course in Dade City, Fla.
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