Women's Golf Opens Season With Fifth Place Showing

Women's Golf Opens Season With Fifth Place Showing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's golf team finished fifth at the Daytona State Invitational, which was hosted by Daytona State College.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 5th, 661 strokes, +85 (335-326)
Team Champion: Daytona State, 606 strokes
Location: LPGA International | Daytona Beach, Fla.
Total Rounds: 2
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Kiira Riihijarvi | 16h overall, 161

• Jess Wild | 21st overall, 163

Heather Kipniss | 25th overall, 164

Sofia Cadavid | 39th overall, 173

Kensi Olson | 47th overall, 187

OTHER NOTABLES:
• Coming off a freshman season where she became the program's first All-American, Riihijarvi led the way with rounds of 80 and 81.

• After shooting an 87 in her first collegiate round, Kipniss carded a team-best 77 in the second round.

• Wild joined Kipniss with a sub-80 round as she recorded a 79 in the final round.

• Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.

• Daytona State's Jiwon Jeun was the top individual with a 145 (+1).

• A total of eight teams competed.

• In addition to UT, also representing the Sunshine State Conference were Florida Southern (2), Saint Leo (3), Palm Beach Atlantic (6) and Embry-Riddle (7).

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to the links on November 8-10 at the Nova Southeastern Invitational. The tournament will be played at PGA National Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

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