Following Florida’s four-over (292) in round one on Sunday, UF climbed the leaderboard from a tie for fourth to runner-up in the second round on Monday morning with a two-under (286).
That tally was the third-lowest round any team posted throughout the event.
UF finished the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate with a 10-over (874) and held off Oklahoma State and Arizona by one stroke to finish second.
Individually, all five Gators finished inside the top-32 of the 17-team field.
For the season, it was Grassel’s fourth top-10 finish and Torres’ third.
Haley Moore from Arizona captured the individual title at six-under (210), while Stanford won the team title with a one-under, 863.
Head Coach Emily Glaser:
On Monday’s performance:
“It was sort of an up and down day. I saw so many positives, as we really do the hard things well. However, we gave too many easy things away today that kept us from giving Stanford a run.”
On the second place finish:
“The team isn’t satisfied with second and I love that. I know that we are a great team. This group is really into the process of getting better every day and figuring out how we continue to do that.”
On having a couple weeks off until Florida’s home tournament:
“It will be nice to have some time to work at home before the Gator Invite and prepare for all the excitement and emotions that that week brings.”
Final Florida Scores:
|T3||Oklahoma State||292||291||292||+11 (875)|
|5||Miami (FL)||287||296||294||+13 (877)|
|13||Mississippi State||305||295||304||+40 (904)|
|T7||Kelly Grassel||71||69||75||-1 (215)|
|9||Maria Torres||71||72||73||E (216)|
|T32||Taylor Tomlinson||77||74||73||+8 (224)|
|T32||Karolina Vlckova||76||71||77||+8 (224)|
|T32||Marta Perez||74||75||75||+8 (224)|
Follow the Gators: The Orange and Blue will return to Gainesville, Fla., for its lone home tournament, the SunTrust Gator Invitational on March 11-12.