Bearcats Finish Clover Cup Tied for 13th|
March 10, 2013
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s golf team scored a 305 in the final round of the Clover Cup on Sunday in Mesa, Ariz., at the Longbow Golf Club to give it a total of 937 (322-310-305) in the three-round tournament to tie for 13th place. Junior Olivia Dose (Goteborg, Sweden/Goteborg Hogre Samskola) recorded a career-low 217 strokes (74-73-70=217) to tie for ninth place.
The Bearcats continued to improve upon their scores, finishing in a tie for 13th place in the 16-team tournament after starting the competition in 16th. After recording the second-largest improvement between rounds one and two, UC was one of only five schools to score lower in the third round than the second.
“I am proud of the team and their effort today” said head coach Janet Carl. “Each day got better and the team gained a lot of confidence. We have plenty of things to work on, but today’s round should show them how they can play in great fields and be competitive.”
Dose’s three-round career-low 217 (74-73-70) paced Cincinnati. Her 70 strokes tallied in the third round also are the lowest recorded by a Bearcat since Dose shot a 69 at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational in October, 2012.
Senior Maria Roos (Uppsala, Sweden/Mississippi State) placed second for the Bearcats with 238 strokes (89-75-74) to tie her for 72nd in the competition. Senior Alex Carl (Union, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) finished in a tie for 81st place (76-81-84=241) and sophomore Mackenzie Moir (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy) finished tied for 86th (83-81-82=246). Junior Andrea Malek (Tibro, Sweden/Klippans Gymnasieskola), who withdrew from both of the first two rounds with an injury, competed in the final round, scoring a 79.
The Bearcats finished in a tie for 13th place with Nebraska while beating both Georgetown (315-310-315=940) and Illinois (321-321-324=966). No. 3 Oklahoma took home the title, finishing two under par (281-289-292=862) as the only team to come in under the par total. The Sooners finished 18 strokes ahead of its closest competitor, No. 35 SMU (299-284-297=880).
In the individual competition, Tulsa’s Kristina Merkle recorded a tournament-low 66 strokes in the third round to win with a score of 210 (72-72-66=210).
Cincinnati will have the next week off to prepare to host the annual UC Spring Invitational March 22-24 in Crystal River, Fla., at the Plantation Inn Golf Resort and Spa.