Jess Wild Leads Spartans at Nova Southeastern Invite

Jess Wild Leads Spartans at Nova Southeastern Invite

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's golf team finished sixth overall at the Nova Southeastern GolfRank Invitational, carding a program-best score in the first round.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 6th, 911 strokes, +47 (301-307-303)
Team Champion: Barry, 894 strokes
Host: Nova Southeastern University
Location:
 PGA National Fazio Course | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Total Rounds: 3
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Jess Wild | 7th overall, 222

• Kiira Riihijarvi | 11h overall, 224

• Heather Kipniss | 29th overall, 231

• Sofia Cadavid | 47th overall, 238

Sydney Stengel | 61st overall, 247

OTHER NOTABLES:
• The lone senior on the team, Wild was the top Spartan golfer.

• The first-round 301 marked the top round in program history.

• A first-round score of 71 for Kipniss marked the best round for a Tampa player.

Wild and Riihijarvi both shot under 80 in all three rounds.

• Head coach Missey Jones did not register any individuals.

• West Florida's Paloma Vaccaro was the medalist with a 209 (-7), winning by nine strokes.

• A total of 13 teams competed.

• In addition to UT, also representing the Sunshine State Conference were Barry (1), Lynn (2), Nova Southeastern (3), Saint Leo (3), Rollins (5), Florida Southern (8), Florida Tech (9), Embry-Riddle (11) and Palm Beach Atlantic (13).

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to the links on October 16-17 at the Saint Leo Invitational. The tournament will be played at Lake Jovita Golf Course. 

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