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Freshman Ocampo Places Fourth at Dixie

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 01/02/2013
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – While the University of Miami student body is enjoying some well-earned rest during the school’s winter break, UM freshman golfer Christina Ocampo is taking to the links for some off-season training. Ocampo, the Delray Beach, Fla. native, placed fourth Wednesday in the four-day, 72-hole Dixie Amateur Championship.

The event, held at the par-72 6,200-yard Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., saw Ocampo register her best score with a third-round 69. Overall she finished the tournament with a score of 3-under par (70-73-69-73=285).

“It feels good to be back in a tournament,” Ocampo said. “Playing this well is a relief after not playing as well as I would have liked this past fall.”

The tournament featured talent from all across the collegiate scene. Ninety-eight participants took part in the championship, some from highly ranked schools such as No. 21 Purdue, No. 17 Michigan State, No. 7 Alabama, No. 24 Northwestern, No. 9 North Carolina and No. 16 Stanford.

Isabelle Lendl, of the University of Florida, took the top spot with remarkable rounds of 74, 70, 68 and 66 for a 278 total to finish 4-strokes ahead of second-place finishers Cindy Feng (71-73-70-68=282) and Carly Ray Goldstein (72-67-68-75=282).

The off-season doesn’t end here as Ocampo will enter one more tournament before the start of the spring semester. She enters the Women’s South Atlantic Amateur Golf Championship held Jan. 9-12 at the Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.

For the latest news on the Canes during their offseason training, follow them on Twitter at @hurricanesgolf.
Schedule
 
Saturday, September 20
Golf at East/West Match Play
Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Sunday, September 21
Golf at East/West Match Play
Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Monday, September 22
Golf at East/West Match Play
Ann Arbor, Mich.
TBA
Monday, October 06
Golf at Windy City Collegiate Classic
Highland Park, Ill.
TBA
Tuesday, October 07
Golf at Windy City Collegiate Classic
Highland Park, Ill.
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Sunday, October 12
Golf at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
TBA
Monday, October 13
Golf at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
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Tuesday, October 14
Golf at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
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