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Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 03/12/2014
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 30th-ranked Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team is one of five top-30 teams competing this weekend at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational. Miami enters the weekend having finished second or third in five straight events, including four straight third-place finishes.

The 54-hole tournament will be hosted over three days at the par-70, 6,002-yard Mark Bostick Golf Course. Friday’s first round and Saturday’s second round will begin at 9 a.m. with tee times off No. 1 and No. 10. Sunday’s final round will tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Miami will face a talented field that includes No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 11 Arizona, No. 16 Florida, No. 28 Virginia, No. 31 Ohio State, No. 34 Texas A&M, No. 37 Kent State and No. 42 Florida State.

For the seventh consecutive tournament, the Hurricanes’ lineup will feature Daniela Darquea, Delfina Acosta, Kailey Walsh, Leticia Ras-Anderica and Rika Park. Darquea enters the weekend as the Canes’ leader with a 72.82 scoring average and is fresh off her career-first win earlier this month at the Hurricane Invitational.

Acosta (73.71) and Ras-Anderica (73.76) rank second and third, respectively, in scoring average. The trio of Darquea, Acosta and Ras-Anderica have a combined 13 top-25 finishes and all seven of Miami’s top-10 individual finishes.

At last year’s Gator Invitational, the Hurricanes finished sixth overall, while Park was Miami’s highest individual performer, tying for sixth overall at 5-over 215.

After this weekend’s trip to Gainesville, the Hurricanes will have one final test before the ACC Championship (April 18-20) when they travel to Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for the SDSU Farms Invitational (March 24-26).

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SUNTRUST GATOR WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL INFORMATION
Date: Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16
Location / Course: Gainesville, Fla. / Mark Bostick Golf Course
Par / Yardage: 70 / 6,002
Format: 18-18-18
Field (14 teams): (11) Arizona, (16) Florida, (42) Florida State, Furman, (37) Kent State,
(30) Miami, (31) Ohio State, (5) Oklahoma, Old Dominion,
(73) Penn State, (34) Texas A&M, USF, (67) UTSA, (28) Virginia
Live Scoring: www.golfstatresults.com
Schedule
 
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Monday, February 09
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Tuesday, February 10
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