NORMAN, Okla. — With the help of a seven-under back nine in round three of the Schooner Fall Classic, the Gators finished the event in third.
Florida had a near flawless final nine holes of the tournament with three Gators not having a single blemish on their scorecards.
Marta Perez on the day just had one blemish on hers, a bogey on No. 2. After that, she poured in six birdies to finish five-under par for the round catapulting her into the top 10 on the leaderboard.
For the second straight day, Addie Baggarly finished in red numbers helped by her first eagle of the season on the par-four fifth. She sunk two birdies on the back nine to card a 70 (-1) finishing T26th with teammate Taylor Tomlinson.
Carlotta Ricolfi was just one shot back of Baggarly and Tomlinson finishing in a tie for 33rd as a one-under day moved her up the leaderboard.
On the final day of competition — “It was sort of a tale of two nine’s. We didn’t start well and you could sort of feel that the energy was down. But, I’m really proud of how the girls rebounded and fought and turned the day into something respectable. I don’t think anyone is overly happy, obviously there is quite a spread in the scores that we shot this week and the first place team. My hope is it motivates us and opens our eyes because I have no doubt we have the physical talent. We just need to learn when and how to manage it.”
On Marta Perez‘s final round — “Marta had a great round today and I’m really happy for her. That is the type of player she is, she can do that every time she tees it up. She is committed to learning and getting better and I think she gained some important knowledge today. ” -Coach Emily Glaser
Scores Through One Round:
|5||Florida State||+1 (853)|
|T6||Notre Dame||+2 (854)|
|T8||Texas A&M||+7 (859)|
|13||Texas State||+24 (876)|
|14||Mississippi State||+33 (885)|
|Marta Perez||T9||210 (-3)|
|Addie Baggarly||T26||214 (+1)|
|Taylor Tomlinson||T32||214 (+2)|
|Carlotta Ricolfi||T32||215 (+2)|
|Elin Esborn||T39||218 (+5)|
The Gators will travel to Chicago for the Windy City Classic. The two day event starts Oct. 2nd.