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Women's Golf Finishes 12th at Mercedes-Benz

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          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

Schedule
 
Monday, January 26
Golf at Florida Challenge
Lecanto, Fla.
TBA
Sunday, February 08
Golf at UCF Challenge
Orlando, Fla.
TBA
Monday, February 09
Golf at UCF Challenge
Orlando, Fla.
TBA
Tuesday, February 10
Golf at UCF Challenge
Orlando, Fla.
TBA
Monday, March 02
Golf vs. Hurricane Invitational
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Tuesday, March 03
Golf vs. Hurricane Invitational
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Wednesday, March 04
Golf vs. Hurricane Invitational
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Monday, March 16
Golf at University of Houston Match Play
Houston, Texas
TBA
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