UF WGOLF | Second Round Surge Moves Gators Into Third

Florida shot a combined 8-under to move into a tie for third on day one of the Cougar Classic.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A second-round surge by the Gator women’s golf team in the season opener moved them in a tie for 3rd on day one of the Cougar Classic.

After a first-round that had the Gators in possession of 5th at 1-under, the group responded in the second for a combined 8-under.

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=SOOPkXiwSsvlZRffuPgHEKrhzRWpOkiOMM0fTFYFBOU&s=zpG5RS1nqczdN3wjDlxoYDlA2yxIr73QGIRsuVMKFFA&e= > led the push turning in a 67 (-5) behind five birdies. The senior turned in a clean scorecard as she recorded her 12th career round under par to sit T9 overall. Also in a tie for 9th, 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=SOOPkXiwSsvlZRffuPgHEKrhzRWpOkiOMM0fTFYFBOU&s=3GsSqjs-INrtX-uCv9uPO3HlyZu2KkYqCyTLoYISSh4&e= > turned in back-to-back low rounds (71-70) as the only Gator to finish under par in both.

Two other Gators sit in a tie as well. 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=SOOPkXiwSsvlZRffuPgHEKrhzRWpOkiOMM0fTFYFBOU&s=Mc5Dcp8Lf1J8GYtzJ_3HEeyQ23rI_o4lSCKZYSK0SjM&e= > and 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=SOOPkXiwSsvlZRffuPgHEKrhzRWpOkiOMM0fTFYFBOU&s=69ErLoeqteJYE4_vI7AaJMCFkubV7rrtbPe1s5PXwBM&e= > both shot two rounds of 72 (E) to check in a 24th. In the middle of the Florida squad, 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=SOOPkXiwSsvlZRffuPgHEKrhzRWpOkiOMM0fTFYFBOU&s=yKTuKqVxVHsU7X5tsMyNz1G9sKFe8KXZhctVtkfbiNU&e= > finished 1-under in her second round to become one of three Gators to finish under par in the second set of 18. She sits T18 (-1).

Competing as an individual, 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=SOOPkXiwSsvlZRffuPgHEKrhzRWpOkiOMM0fTFYFBOU&s=4jpJofZ7UcycOOrhuLpXkjr1dfe92ZucCsyXa7GgRVQ&e= > concluded her collegiate debut at 2-over to place T35.

The final round is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. tomorrow at Yeamans Hall Club.

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