The Gators women’s golf team came in sixth place in The Ally at Old Waverly, shooting a collective 6-over-par for the tournament.
Florida entered Wednesday's final round in need of a comeback after shooting a collecting 13-over-par in round two and falling six spots in the team rankings. While they were not able to climb out of the hole they dug themselves on day two, the Gators were able to jump from seventh to sixth over the course of the final round. The team shot 1-over-par Wednesday, coming up 18 strokes short of the champions, the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Individually, the Gators were represented in the top 10 by sophomore Annabell Fuller. The native of England came in a tie for ninth in the tournament, shooting 1-under-par overall. This was Fuller’s second top-10 finish of her young career and the first of the new season.
Freshman Maisie Filler and sophomore Marina Escobar Domingo both tied for 16th at 1-over-par. Filler has now finished in the top 25 in each of her first two collegiate events, while Domingo has placed in the top 20 of each event this fall now after coming in fourth at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational.
Senior Addie Baggarly started the tournament with a 4-under-par 68 in round one, tied for second individually. She would finish in a tie for 33rd, shooting 5-over-par.
Coach Emily Bastel Glaser spoke about the success that the team had this week, specifically the younger members of the team.
“Our underclassmen really stepped up this week,” Glaser said in a release. “Annabell played like the world class player she is, and Marina and Maisie both had really solid tournaments. For them to be contributing like this so early in the year is really exciting for us and a great sign for the future.”
The Gators play next on Oct. 26 in the East Lake Cup. The East Lake Cup takes place annually in Atlanta at the East Lake Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour Championship. The tournament will last through Oct. 28. All three days will be broadcasted live on the Golf Channel.
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Coach Emily Bastel Glasser at Mark Bostick Golf Course. Glasser was pleased with the young talent on the Gators golf team after their showing at The Ally at Old Waverly.
Michael Hull is a fourth-year journalism sports & media major and a sports writer at The Alligator. He hosts the weekly sports podcast and has worked on staff for five semesters. In the past, Hull has served as the sports editor, the men's and women's golf beat writer, the volleyball beat writer and the football beat writer.