GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A trio of Gator women’s golfers in Kelly Grassel, Carlotta Ricolfi and Taylor Tomlinson were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were as announced, Wednesday afternoon.
Tomlinson turned in the team’s top individual score at two events this season which included the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge. At that event, Tomlinson tied for first with a three round score of 209 (-4) carding an at or below par round in all three rounds. The junior was one of three Gators to finish at the top 10 at the SEC Championships. Her seventh place finish at the event helped lift Florida to the SEC title, the eighth in program history. Tomlinson also earned Second Team All-SEC and SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades in 2017.
Senior Kelly Gassel led the Gators with seven top 10 finishes and 10 top 25 finishes including tying for the best individual performance at the NCAA Columbus Regional. Her score of 216 (E) helped the Gators advance to their second consecutive NCAA Championship. Gassel was one of two Florida players to be named to the All-SEC First Team and one of seven named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Just one week after being named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, Carlotta Ricolfi earned another accolade as an All-American Scholar. Her best round of the year came at the Florida Challenge as the freshman posted a two day score of 145 which tied teammates Maria Torres and Marta Perez for tops at the event. After the season, Ricolfi competed at the British Amateur Open Championship at the Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club. She advanced through the match play portion before falling in the round of 64.
The WGCA All-American Scholar Golf Teams recognize the outstanding academic and athletic achievements in women’s college golf. Recognized as having one of the highest standards for selection to these teams in college athletics (3.50 GPA), the WGCA All-American Scholar Golf Teams continue to demonstrate the high level academic achievements of our players.
Florida Women’s Golf WGCA All-American Scholars
|Kelly Grassel||Family, Youth and Community Sciences|
|Carlotta Ricolfi||Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|Taylor Tomlinson||Business Administration|