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Florida Defends Bostick for Eighth Straight Time, Filler Finishes Runner-up

Florida Defends Bostick for Eighth Straight Time, Filler Finishes Runner-up

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida women’s golf team defended its home course for the eighth straight time with a victory at the VyStar Credit Union Gators Invitational on Sunday. 

After the tournament was altered to 36-holes due to heavy rain on Saturday, Florida trailed a stroke back from SEC foe Mississippi State at the end of round one that was completed this morning. The Gators started hot out of the gates in the final round with a 279 (-1) to win by four strokes our No. 7 Mississippi State. The Gators also defeated 

The victory marks the 26th time in program history for Florida the VyStar Gators Invitational. It also marked the eighth time under head coach Emily Glaser and the ninth  time overall in her 12 years for the Gators; assistant coach in the 2011-12 season. UF has now won 28 tournament titles with Glaser at the helm.

Three Gators placed in the top-10 with Maisie Filler finishing runner-up for the third time in her career. The junior shot both rounds in the 60s and tied her career-low in round three with a bogey-free 65 (-5) to finish 7-under. Her one of four birdies on the back nine at 15 moved her one shot back from the lead then her final birdie moved her into the solo lead.

Filler entered a playoff with UCF’s Pimpisa Sisutham after she fired a 62 (-8) to sit tied for the lead. They both shart par on the first two playoffs holes and returned to one for a third where Sisutham made par to secure medalist honors. 

Both Marina Escobar and Jackue Lucena tied for eighth to mark three Gators in the top-10. Escobar improved from her round by three strokes to post a 69 (-1) in the final round. The rest of the lineup featured Taylor Roberts tied for 35th and Annabell Fuller in T46. 

Playing in her final home event, Jenny Kim (I) used a late birdie on 12 (par-5, 475 yards) to crack the top-25 at T21. On the flip side, Karoline Tuttle who was playing in her first home event, was just a stroke back at T27. 

UF wraps the regular season in the state of Georgia with two tournaments – Valspar Augusta Invitational (March 11-12) and Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (March 24-26).


Head Coach Emily Glaser

On defending home turn and winning eight times in a row…

“It’s really special. Although it is eight in a row, it’s not easy. I’m just really happy for the team. We came up with some good momentum last week, which I think certainly helped our competence going into this week and we do know this golf course very well. You know, sometimes…


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