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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Talk about girl power.

UF's Jessica Yadloczky, paired with Auburn's Cydney Clanton, helped Team USA claim a 146-151 victory in the final match of the first round of the Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship on Wednesday.

The United States won three matches and halved another to claim a 7-5 lead after the first day of competition. Yadloczky and Clanton were the only women's pair to record a victory for Team USA.

Yadloczky is coming off of an impressive freshman campaign for UF. She finished fifth in the SEC with her season average of 74 strokes per round and helped lead the Gators to the SEC title. The First-Team All-Southeastern Conference selection also earned the inaugural 2008 SEC Sportsmanship Award and was recently named to the 2008 SEC Freshman Honor Roll.

The Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship is the longest running international collegiate golf event in the world. The event was founded to help promote international goodwill through the game of golf and features outstanding men's and women's college players from the United States and Japan.

Team Japan claimed a victory in 2007 in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Japan's first-ever win on U.S. soil. It broke an 11-year winning streak by Team USA. The United States holds a 23-9 lead in the all-time series.

The second round, in which golfers from Team USA and Team Japan compete head-to-head, resumes on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Yadloczky is paired against Japan's Hiroko Ayada.

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