The Florida women's golf team finished the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship in 14th place with a team score of 581 (+5).
"They played well, it's just that the putts didn't drop,"coach Jan Dowling said . "Although it's an individual sport, it becomes contagious when your team members start making putts. Unfortunately, no one's putter got hot, and you have to make putts because you're playing against the best teams in the country. We're going to learn from it, and we are fortunate this early in the year and we know where we need to go and what we have to work on."
The second round of the tournament, originally scheduled for Saturday, was rescheduled for Sunday due to heavy rain. The tournament was reduced to just two rounds (36 holes).
Sophomore Evan Jensen led the Gators both rounds of the tournament, finishing with a total score of 139 (69-70, 5 under) and ended the tournament in seventh place. She had no bogeys in the final round and collected two birdies.
Jensen tied for eighth and had a 3-under par score of 69 on Friday.
"[Jensen] is in complete control of the golf ball right now and she's putting well, and that obviously relates back to a great sport," Dowling said. "She's playing great."
After tying for 42nd on Friday, sophomores Andrea Watts (145, 73-72, 1 over) and Marika Lendl (147, 73-74, 3 over) tied for 40th and 56th, respectively.
Junior Jessica Yadloczky finished her season opener tied for 71st. She finished with a total of 150 (77-73, 6 over) after cutting four strokes off her first-round score and made 16 consecutive pars.
"I think she played well today and bounced back from her first round really well," Jensen said. "She stayed consistent throughout the day and stayed patient."
The only freshman to travel to Tennessee, Mia Piccio, carded a total of 156(79-77, 12 over) and tied for 85th.
USC came in first as a team, carding 560 (278-282, -16). Separated by only one stroke, UCLA (562) and Auburn (563) took second and third place, respectively.