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Monday, November 28, 2022

Florida places sixth in the desert at MountainView Collegiate

The women’s golf team traveled to Arizona for a top ten finish in one of their final tournaments of the season

<p>Annabell Fuller competes for Florida Gators women&#x27;s golf Feb. 23, 2021 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, FL / UAA Communications photo by Leslie White. Fuller led the team at the MountainView Collegiate Sunday and was the only Gator to place inside the top-10.<br/><br/></p>

Annabell Fuller competes for Florida Gators women's golf Feb. 23, 2021 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, FL / UAA Communications photo by Leslie White. Fuller led the team at the MountainView Collegiate Sunday and was the only Gator to place inside the top-10.

The Gators women’s golf team traveled to Arizona over the weekend to participate in MountainView Collegiate — a tournament of 15 teams in which Florida placed sixth with a 10-under-par. 

The sixth-place finish placed the Gators behind Oklahoma and Texas Tech (T4), Oklahoma State in third, San Jose State in second and Texas Tech with the lowest score. The Red Raiders shot 25-under-par as a team, edging out the Spartans by a single stroke. 

With this weekend's result, Florida has finished in sixth place or lower in all eight tournaments it has participated in this season. 

As far as individual scores go, junior Annabell Fuller led her team and was the only Gator to place inside the top-10. She finished the tournament at 8-under-par which was good enough for a tie for third. Fuller’s best round came on the third day, a 5-under-par 67. 

Sunday was Fuller’s second-lowest round of the season and only one stroke away from her career-low. 

“Annabell was so solid all week and it was great to see her improve each day and finish with a really good round in the wind,” head coach Emily Glaser said. “It was really great to see her build off the momentum of a solid finish at home.” 

Other individuals from Florida left as top-25 finishers as well. Sophomore Maisie Filler posted a 2-under-par to tie for 21st and senior Clara Manzalini shot 1-under-par to tie for 25th. 

Junior Marina Escobar ended her tournament 39th with a 3-over-par weekend. Lastly, senior Jenny Kim wound up in a tie for 64th to round up the Gators lineup. The Orlando, Florida, native shot a 10-over-par 82 in her opening round and was never able to fully rebound.

After a weekend of desert golf, Florida will spend the next few days practicing at home before heading out to its next tournament at the Clemson Invitational March 25-27. 

The Clemson Invitational will be the team’s final tournament of the regular season preparation for the women’s SEC Championship April 13-17. 

Contact Lillian Randolph at lrandolph@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @lillyrrandolph.

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