UF WGOLF | Florida Finishes Third in Season Opener

All five Gators finished in the top-25 with none going over par.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The University of Florida women’s golf team got off to a strong start to the season with a third-place finish at the Cougar Classic on Tuesday.

For the third consecutive round in a row, the Gators finished under par as a team. Shooting 294 (-4) in the final round as all five in the lineup did not finish under par and placed in the top-25.

Making one of the biggest climbs in the field, Annabell Fuller<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14534&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=sNUDm8weJ_dTo66ajHNWNX6SktD_R6scQftO_SVcKq8&e= > turned in a 69 (-3) in round three to finish T12. She was joined by Clara Manzalini<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14536&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=TguzICYL_kAvRk79O6TNK4SO_PyNO0X9S8kmxwxddDA&e= > who also ended the tournament 3-under.

Two other Gators finished tied in the leaderboard right behind. Marina Escobar<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14531&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=cXwXAZGNjJ1KS_5xzeZFOoAbH8McyHUUn1XZPzVOAwY&e= > fired her second low round (-1) of the tournament to end T15 (-2) along with Maisie Filler<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14533&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=udSkhl77wzSk8Ddr9ueuEmWvthFBdUJ7STkVjFIoIg4&e= >.

Concluding her collegiate debut, Ester Fägersten<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_sports_womens-2Dgolf_roster_ester-2Df-2Dgersten_14532&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=hwp1aa1eAR4hI8L1d6O2oOUe6yeHIWIKYIshOmk7lYo&e= > finished fourth among individuals at T36 overall.

Florida heads to the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship (Sept. 24-26) next weekend at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
Scores
Florida Individual
Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Scores

T9

Clara Manzalini<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14536&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=TguzICYL_kAvRk79O6TNK4SO_PyNO0X9S8kmxwxddDA&e= >

74

67

69

213 (-2)

T9

Maisie Filler<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14533&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=udSkhl77wzSk8Ddr9ueuEmWvthFBdUJ7STkVjFIoIg4&e= >

71

70

72

213 (-2)

T18

Marina Escobar<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14531&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=cXwXAZGNjJ1KS_5xzeZFOoAbH8McyHUUn1XZPzVOAwY&e= >

72

71

71

214 (-1)

T24

Annabell Fuller<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14534&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=sNUDm8weJ_dTo66ajHNWNX6SktD_R6scQftO_SVcKq8&e= >

72

72

73

214 (-1)

T24

Jackie Lucena<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14682&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=f-Y4G2SnE_CVYjfqqkqAr45iVDurRQXVHsJBDfnk8Ik&e= >

72

72

72

216 (E)

T35

Ester Fägersten<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_sports_womens-2Dgolf_roster_ester-2Df-2Dgersten_14532&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=hwp1aa1eAR4hI8L1d6O2oOUe6yeHIWIKYIshOmk7lYo&e= >*

74

72

73

219 (+1)

  *Competiing as an Individual
Team Leaderboard
Place

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Scores

1

Arkansas

284

281

276

841 (-23)

2

Baylor

285

283

274

842 (-22)

3

Florida

287

280

284

851 (-13)

4

Georgia

286

274

292

852 (-12)

T5

UCF

285

282

294

861 (-3)

T5

North Carolina

289

284

288

861 (-3)

7

Vanderbilt

295

284

286

866 (+2)

T8

Clemson

293

287

291

869 (+5)

9

Miami

297

284

291

872 (+8)

T10

Furman

295

284

298

877 (+13)

T10

Wisconsin

295

291

291

877 (+13)

12

Michigan State

291

287

300

878 (+14)

13

Penn State

291

293

296

880 (+16)

14

NC State

301

289

291

881 (+17)

15

Tennessee

294

294

295

883 (+19)

16

Maryland

301

293

292

887 (+23)

17

Charleston

305

290

294

889 (+25)

Quotable
Head Coach Emily Bastel Glaser<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_coaches.aspx-3Frc-3D1363&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=spdR52Lshi61Pl7zmAeKe1lGYqAGNbXjJM3pf97zWIw&e= >…

“I thought we had a nice outing this week. Lots of positives and improvements on things we have been working on in practice. I think we can also see a clear path on where we want to improve and how to get there.

“This is such a fun group to work with. They all have tremendous work ethic and a real desire to get better. And they are great kids, the team environment has been awesome so far. Really proud of all of them and excited for the future.”

Tournament Notes

Day 1 – Rounds 1 & 2

  *   In Round two, Clara Manzalini<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14536&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=TguzICYL_kAvRk79O6TNK4SO_PyNO0X9S8kmxwxddDA&e= > shot the third 67 of her career with the last being at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2020 where she notched her first collegiate victory as Florida also won the tournament shooting 23-under.
  *   The under-par round marked the 12th time in her career and the fourth time at the Cougar Classic.
  *   Maisie Filler<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14533&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=udSkhl77wzSk8Ddr9ueuEmWvthFBdUJ7STkVjFIoIg4&e= > turned in back-to-back low rounds (71-70) for the first time in her career. She now has six total.
  *   Marina Escobar<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14531&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=cXwXAZGNjJ1KS_5xzeZFOoAbH8McyHUUn1XZPzVOAwY&e= > was the third Florida member to finish under par with a 71 (-1) in the second round for the 12th time in her career.
  *   Day one debuted two new Gators in Ester Fägersten<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_sports_womens-2Dgolf_roster_ester-2Df-2Dgersten_14532&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=hwp1aa1eAR4hI8L1d6O2oOUe6yeHIWIKYIshOmk7lYo&e= > and Jackie Lucena<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14682&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=f-Y4G2SnE_CVYjfqqkqAr45iVDurRQXVHsJBDfnk8Ik&e= >.
     *   The outing was the collegiate debut for Fägersten
Day 2 – Round 3

  *   The Gators have finished 3rd at the Cougar Classic for the second time in a row.
     *   Florida has placed in the top-5 the last four appearances 3rd in 2021-22 and 2019-20, 1st in 2018-19 and 4th in 2015-16.
  *   Annabell Fuller<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14534&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=sNUDm8weJ_dTo66ajHNWNX6SktD_R6scQftO_SVcKq8&e= > shot a 69 (-3) for her 11th career round under par and finished a tournament under par for the fifth time.
  *   Marina Escobar<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14531&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=cXwXAZGNjJ1KS_5xzeZFOoAbH8McyHUUn1XZPzVOAwY&e= > recorded her second straight 71 (-1) to end under par at a tournament for the third time in her career.
  *   Clara Manzalini<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14536&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=TguzICYL_kAvRk79O6TNK4SO_PyNO0X9S8kmxwxddDA&e= > concluded the Cougar Classic under par for the second time in her career, the last was in the 2018-19 season when she ended at -8.
  *   Maisie Filler<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D14533&d=DwIFAw&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=idXkNCNgPoC0JYWFcRVh642LMqHzqlejwOYEuUEhW7Q&s=udSkhl77wzSk8Ddr9ueuEmWvthFBdUJ7STkVjFIoIg4&e= > recorded her first career tournament under par.

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