Women's Golf Finishes 13th In Rio Verde Invitational


March 9, 2008

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RIO VERDE, AZ - University of Cincinnati women's golf team concluded their trip to Arizona on Sunday (Mar. 9) with a 13th place finish in the Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan. The Bearcats fished the tournament with 938 strokes, plus-74 as a team. University of Notre Dame won the event posting a score of 875, plus-11.

Freshman Bambee Dela Paz (Caloocan City, Phillipines/Miriam College) was Cincinnati's lowest finisher; scoring 230, plus-14 for the event. Her score was good for a tie of 26th place. On Sunday Dela Paz shot an 80, plus-eight on the day. She ran into trouble on her first six holes, shooting plus-five over the stretch, but bounced back to shoot plus-three over the next 12-holes to finish at plus-eight for the final round.

Cincinnati's low round of the day was captured by Allison Mayborg (Monroe, OH/Ursuline Academy) who shot a plus-five, 77 in the final round. The highlight of the round was an eagle she holed on the par-4, seventh; which moved her to plus-two through eleven holes. The round ties a season-best for Mayborg, who also shot a 77 at the Ross Resorts Invitational. Her combined score of 235 placed her in a tie for 47th place.

Two shots behind Mayborg finished senior Hillery Wilson (Hudson, OH/Hudson) who concluded the Invitational with a score of 237, plus-21. Wilson shot the back nine at two-over, but struggled on the front posting a score of plus-eight. Her total placed her in a tie for 58th place.

Rounding out the Bearcats day was Jenny Linville (West Chester, OH/Lakota East) who scored her best round of the event shooting a plus-six, 78 and finished the event at 239. Linville was able to avoid the double-bogeys that hindered her first two rounds of the event. One shot behind Linville, stood Marianne Erb (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson) who finished the tournament at 240, plus-24. Erb stood at plus-six through 15 holes, but a bogey on 16 and a triple-bogey on 17 caused her to fall to plus-ten for the day.

Cincinnati next returns to the golf course on March 28, when they host the UC Spring Invitational in Crystal River, FL for a two-day event.