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
|1.||(31) Penn State||291-289-287=867||+3|
|5||(23) Texas A&M
|7.||(14) Iowa State||298-298-290=886||+22|
|11.||(48) East Carolina
|MIAMI INDIVIDUAL RESULTS|
|t56.||Christina Ocampo (I)||77-79-76=232||+16|