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Women's Golf Finishes 12th at Mercedes-Benz

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          Release: 10/14/2012
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Miami Hurricanes women's golf team concluded its fall schedule Sunday with a 12th-place finish at the 16th annual Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship. 

Miami entered the final day in 12th place, but was unable to make up any ground as the Hurricanes shot a final-round 308 to finish at 54-over 918. Second-round leader Penn State (3-over 867) shot a final-round 287 to best host Tennessee (7-over 871) for the title, winning by a four-stroke margin. Purdue finished one stroke behind Tennessee for third at 8-over 872, while Northwestern (10-over 874) and Texas A&M (12-over 876) rounded out the top five. 

Sophomore Rika Park was Miami's top finisher, tying for 32nd overall with six other golfers after carding a final-round 76 to finish at 8-over 224. Teammates Leticia Ras-Anderica and Christina Ocampo tied for 56th overall at 9-over 225. 

Junior Carina Cuculiza tied for 66th after a final-round 75, her best round of the tournament; Cuculiza tied for 66th at 20-over 236. On her 19th birthday, freshman Laura Hendee shot a final-round 79 to finish tied for 62nd at 18-over 234. Freshman Lauren Riehle shot a 78 to tie for 68th overall at 21-over 237. 

With its fall slate in the books, the Miami Hurricanes women's golf team will return to the links Feb. 4-5 for the spring-opening Hurricane Invitational at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club. For the latest information, follow the official Twitter feed for Miami Hurricanes women's golf, @HurricanesGolf.

 MERCEDES-BENZ COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
 TEAM RESULTS
1. (31) Penn State 291-289-287=867 +3
2. (27) Tennessee
292-289-290=871 +7
3. (26) Purdue
293-291-288=872 +8
4. (10) Northwestern 291-294-284=284 +10
5 (23) Texas A&M
294-296-291=876 +12
6. UTSA 292-299-289=880 +16
7. (14) Iowa State 298-298-290=886 +22
8. Florida State 294-308-292=894 +30
9. Furman 300-295-302=897 +33
10. Mississippi State
297-306-300=903 +39
11. (48) East Carolina
302-303-309=914 +50
12. MIAMI 308-302-308=918 +54
13. James Madison 314-308-298=920 +56
14. Chattanooga 311-307-304=922 +58
15. Memphis 313-312-318=943 +79
16. Eastern Kentucky 323-329-320=972 +108
       
 MIAMI INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
t32. Rika Park 75-73-76=224 +8
t56. Leticia Ras-Anderica 76-75-81=232 +16
t56. Christina Ocampo (I) 77-79-76=232 +16
t62. Laura Hendee 79-76-79=234 +18
t66. Carina Cuculiza 83-78-75=236 +20
t68. Lauren Riehle 78-81-78=237 +21

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