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GATORS FINISH THIRD AT CLEMSON INVITE

Senior Maria Torres finishes the tournament in a tie for second place

 SUNSET, S.C – Following an even-par (288) in the final round on Sunday, the Gators’ women’s golf team finished in third place as a team at seven-under (857) at the Clemson Invitational.

UF’s 288 on Sunday was the second-lowest score of the day.

Individually, Maria Torres continued her stellar spring as she captured her sixth top-ten finish of the season. The senior used an under-par score in every round to finish the tournament in a tie for second place at seven-under (209).

Karolina Vlckova and Taylor Tomlinson both tied for 12th overall with scores of even-par (216) for the weekend.

For the season, it was Vlckova’s fourth top-15 finish and Tomlinson’s fifth.

Freshman Carlotta Ricolfi, who competed as an individual this weekend, tied for 29th at four-over (220).

Florida State won the team title at 10-under (854), while FSU’s Matilda Castren captured the individual title at nine-under (207).

Head Coach Emily Glaser:
On the Gators’  final round:
Hats off to Florida State, they are a great team, as is Furman. It was a great day of competition and really positive to have this type of experience before the post season.”

On Florida’s play this weekend:
“It’s a great lesson that every shot counts. Unfortunately today, we made too many mistakes to make any kind of real run at FSU.  We led the field this week in birdies so we got it half right, but our mistakes cost us this week.”

On Torres’ second place finish:
“Maria had another great week. She is playing solid, but more importantly playing smart. Her smart play is giving her the opportunity to be in contention every week.”

Final Florida Scores:
Team:

Place Team 1 2 3 Final
1 Florida State 291 278 285 -10 (854)
2 Furman 285 283 288 -8 (856)
3 Florida 289 280 288 -7 (857)
4 Texas 291 280 293 E (864)
5 Michigan State 288 287 294 5 (869)
6 Oklahoma 297 284 291 8 (872)
7 Tennessee 302 286 289 13 (877)
8 Houston 294 292 295 17 (881)
9 Clemson 298 290 294 18 (882)
10 Ohio State 298 290 300 24 (888)
T11 Louisville 297 291 304 28 (892)
T11 Mississippi State 295 296 301 28 (892)
13 Texas A&M 301 295 304 36 (900)
14 Vanderbilt 309 297 295 37 (901)
15 UNC Wilmington 304 299 311 50 (914)
16 Columbia 304 308 305 53 (917)
17 Tulane 317 306 300 59 (923)

Players:

Place Name 1 2 3 Final
T2 Maria Torres 71 69 69 -7 (209)
T12 Karolina Vlckova 73 69 74 E (216)
T12 Taylor Tomlinson 71 69 76 E (216)
T29 Carlotta Ricolfi 72 75 73 4 (220)
T35 Marta Perez 76 73 72 5 (221)
T48 Kelly Grassel 74 78 73 9 (225)

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