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UCF Concludes Season at National Championship
May 20, 2019
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (UCFKnights.com) – The No. 43 UCF women’s golf season came to an end Monday afternoon as the team wrapped up the final round of stroke play in the 2019 Division I NCAA National Championship at The Blessings Golf Club.

The Knights shot 316(+24) in the final round for a 945(+69) three-round total.  UCF finished in 22nd place and ahead of No. 8 Vanderbilt and No. 36 Tennessee for a pair of Power 6 wins.

Every team in the field finished over par on the 6,397-yard, par-73 course. No. 2 Texas finished on top after all three rounds of stroke play to earn the top seed heading into match play after shooting 883(+7). No. 3 Duke was seven strokes behind Texas to earn the two-seed.

For the Knights, Ana Laura Collado paced the Knights in the final round shooting a 76(+3) with a trio of birdies. The sophomore finished the tournament with a 235(+16) overall. Collado averaged even par on all par-fives throughout the event.

Elizabeth Moon returned to her home state to wrap up the National Championship with a 230(+11) total after shooting 79(+6) in the third round. The freshman was UCF's top finisher as she ended stroke play tied for 43rd.

Maria Balcazar shot her best round of the event with a 77(+4) and finished with a 243(+24), while Alyssa Lamoureux recorded an 84(+11) on Monday for a 239(+20) total.

Chinatsu Kobayashi golfed in the fifth spot for UCF and shot an 87(+14) for her third round and a 254(+35) total.

Over the 54-holes, the Knights collected 31 birdies and 136 pars.

UCF earned their way to the National Championship after qualifying at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional and shooting 8-under on the final nine holes to finish sixth in the event and punch their ticket to their second-ever National Championship.

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