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The UF women's golfers expected to win the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational.
On Sunday night, after his team scrapped to an eight-over first round and a tie for sixth at the John Hayt Invitational, UF coach Buddy Alexander was keeping the faith.
Sure, the talk coming into UF men's golf team's spring season was about the Gators' depth, and sure, that noise in the system only got louder after their runaway win at the SunTrust Gator Invitational.
The UF women's golf team didn't back down on Wednesday, but they only needed to check the leaderboard to see what happens when a team steps up.
UF women's golf coach Jill Briles-Hinton said her team played its second round at the Northrop Grumman Challenge in beautiful, sunny weather in Palos Verdes, Ca., far removed from the gloomy skies of Gainesville.
Ask UF women's golf coach Jill Briles-Hinton about her team and she will talk at length about each of her "young ladies," from their strengths and weaknesses to their growth as golfers and people.
For the UF men's golf team, the break between the final match of the fall season and the beginning of the spring schedule is the longest hiatus of the year, longer than the time from spring of one year to fall of the next.
It wasn't particularly pretty. There weren't any splashy numbers fired this weekend.
The No. 6 UF women's golf team has been firing on all cylinders early this season.