Kelly Grassel would not be denied.
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The Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, has been giving golfers trouble through the first two days of the NCAA Columbus Regional.
The No. 6-ranked Gators women’s golf team gave a convincing argument two weeks ago for why they believed they should be the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Regional Championships in Columbus, Ohio. With a commanding 13-stroke victory over Alabama and Georgia, Florida took home its ninth SEC title in program history.
The Gators women’s golf team was housed by a local family — the Bryants — during the second annual Clemson Invitational over the weekend. However, that was the extent of all hospitality expressed toward UF during its stay.
Gordon Neale stepped up to a 25-foot putt on the 18th hole.
The Gators women’s golf team finished the second round of the Clemson Invitational in a tie for second place at 7 under on Saturday. The only thing to change between then and the end of the final round on Sunday was a lower placement.
Florida was trailing Alabama going into the final round on Saturday night. But on Sunday, the Gators rolled past the Tide to win the Mason Rudolph Championship by one stroke.
“How do you make a hankie dance?” Kelly Grassel asked her teammates on Thursday.
After two straight finishes outside of the top three, Florida bounced back and stole a win at the Schenkel tournament on March 19. Now, coach J.C. Deacon says the team is closer than ever to its top form.
Last year, Sam Horsfield claimed his third title of the season and Gordon Neale shot 5 under to finish two shots back in second place at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
On the fifth hole in the first round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational two Saturdays ago, UCF senior Ashley Holder sliced her first shot into the woods to the right, just east of 34th Street.
At the end of the Schenkel Invitational’s second round, UF coach J.C. Deacon said something special would need to happen for the team to get the job done. With three holes to go, Florida was in a three-way tie for first place.
When coach JC Deacon walked into his press conference on Monday after a disappointing trip to Las Vegas, he didn’t mince words.
Maria Torres and one of her playing partners, UCF's Ashley Holder, joked with each other as they made the walk from the third hole to the fourth tee on the opening day of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Saturday.
After three tournaments in four weeks, the Gators are no strangers to the physical challenges of a rigorous, professional-style schedule.
The Gators operated with a marathon mindset on Monday.
When the Gators return to Las Vegas in a few weeks, it won’t be a chance to gamble and hit the strip.