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No. 10 Florida Opens Spring Season on Sunday

No. 10 Florida Opens Spring Season on Sunday


Sunday, Feb. 4 – Tuesday, Feb. 6
Location: Palos Verdes Golf Club – Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Host: Ohio State University 
Course Par/Yardage: Par 71 – 6,017 yards
Format: 54-Hole Tournament (18 holes each day)
Tee Times: TBA
Live Scoring: Golf Stat
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No. 1 – Maisie Filler

No. 2 – Inès Archer

No. 3 – Paula Francisco

No. 4 – Sophie Stevens

No. 5 – Jackie Lucena


The No. 10 Florida women’s golf team opens the spring season at one of the best fields of the year in the Therese Hession Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club on Sunday, Feb. 4.   

THE FIELD (Ranking)

Arizona (No. 26), Arizona State (No. 24), Baylor (No. 61), Clemson (No. 15), Florida (No. 10), Georgetown (No. 94), Mississippi State (No. 25), Ohio State (No. 45), Oregon (No. 7), Pepperdine (No. 20), San Jose State (No. 19), South Carolina (No. 6), Texas (No. 8), UCLA (No. 45), USC (No. 5) and Wake Forest (No. 1). 


Florida dominated the fall season with three consecutive victories behind back-to-back individual victories from Filler. A combined 25 strokes marked the margin of victory by UF along with 17 individual top-25 finishes. The team victories totaled 31 by head coach Emily Glaser; 32 total as she was an assistant coach for a win in 2011-12 at UF. This is the fifth time under Glaser that Florida has won three events in a season with the last being in 2019-20. It is also the seventh occurrence of multiple victories in a season with Glaser at the helm.

Maisie Filler’s fall play earned her two medalist honors and a spot on the ANNIKA Award Watch List and a two-time SEC Golfer of the Week recipient. She currently leads the Gators in nearly every statistical category and ranks second in stroke average in the SEC with a 69.67. She is one of two golfers in the SEC (LSU’s Ingrid Lindblad) who has two solo victories this season, which is also tied for second-most in Division I. The senior has finished 1-1-T2 in the last three events and under par for three of the four


Known prior as the Northrop Grumman Challenge, Therese Hession retired in January 2022 after 30 years as the head coach and director of golf at Ohio State. To honor the longtime coach, the tournament renamed the event in her honor. 

Florida has competed in the event nine times. A few seasons prior, the Gators set the mark for second lowest team score, a 274 in 2017. The same year…


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