Brightwell Leads UVa with Eighth-Place Finish at Gator Invitational
March 16, 2014
Gainesville, Fla. – The Virginia women’s golf team finished sixth at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cavaliers shot 305 during Sunday’s final round for a 54-hole total of 886. Arizona won the event at 866.
Virginia senior Elizabeth Brightwell led the Cavaliers with an eighth-place finish, shooting 8-over 218. She finished with a 77 during the final round. It was the fourth top-10 finish in Brightwell’s career.
Lauren Coughlin was UVa’s second-highest finisher, shooting 221 to place 21st. She was one of three Cavaliers to shoot 76 during the final round. Lauren Diaz-Yi and Portland Rosen also carded rounds of 6-over Sunday. Diaz-Yi placed 27th at 222 and Rosen was 49th, along with teammate Briana Mao, at 228. Mao shot 78 during the final round.
Miami’s Daniela Darquea took medalist honors with a final score of 4-over 214, that featured a final round score of 3-under 67.
The Cavaliers return to action March 28-30 at the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C.
Sun Trust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Par 70, 6,002 yards
1. Arizona 294-287-285-866 2. Kent State 296-279-292-867 3. Ohio State 292-288-295-875 4. Miami 295-296-293-884 4. Texas A&M 301-280-303-884 6. Virginia 294-287-305-886 7. Florida State 292-295-300-887 8. Florida 305-292-295-892 9. Oklahoma 295-297-301-89310. Penn State 293-303-299-89511. UTSA 309-299-307-91512. Old Dominion 300-311-305-91613. Furman 307-300-311-91814. South Florida 309-311-315-935
Individual Leaders1. Daniela Darquea, Miami 74-73-67-2142. Jessica Vasilic, Arizona 74-71-70-2152. Natalie Goodson, Kent State 74-67-74-2152. Marijosse Navarro, Texas A&M 71-69-75-2155. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 70-71-75-2165. Jennifer Ha, Kent State 74-69-73-216