GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Maryland women’s golf team finished tied for third overall in the Florida Gators Invitational on Tuesday. As a team, the Terps scored an 863 (291, 282, 290) over three rounds of play.
“Overall, this was a solid finish for our team. We feel like we left some shots out there, but we still had some great stretches of golf. We are a solid, experienced team, who wants to make history at Maryland”, head coach Diana Cantu said. “We are going to take the next two and a half weeks to work on our games and strengthen what we felt lacked this weekend.”
Senior Viruntpat Olankitkunchai has another successful outing for the Terps, finishing tied for second going -2 for a total score of 208 (70, 68, 70). “Virunpat’s game was solid all week,” Cantu said. “She is a phenomenal player that makes the most of her game. Her grit showed this week and deserves this second place finish. I am sure she is building more confidence after following her win at the first event with a runner-up finish.”
Xialoin Tian was the second lowest scoring player for Maryland, finishing 14th overall with a score of 216 (73, 71, 72). Next came Charlotte Lafourcade, ending the tournament tied for 38th at 222 (76, 74, 272). Fellow Terp Laura Van Respaille also put up 222 (77, 69, 76), tying for 38th alongside Lafourcade. Maria Vittoria Corbi rounded out the individuals for Maryland, ending tied for 54th scoring a 226 (72, 74, 80).
“Mark Bostick Golf Course is a challenging course that requires discipline, patience, emotional resilience, and a great short game. We have a lot to take from this weekend, learn from what we did well, adjust on what we need to adjust, and turn the page,” Cantu expressed. “We are excited for our event in Charleston in mid-March”.
The Maryland women’s golf team will compete in the Briar’s Creek Invitational March 15-16 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina next.