Women's Golf Enters Final Round of the Lady Pirate Invite Tied for Third

Oct. 21, 2006

Greensboro, N.C. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF women's golf team was able to gain some ground on first-round leader Birmingham Southern Saturday during the second round of the Lady Pirate Fall Invitational. But no one could stop Augusta State as it posted a team score of 286 (-2) to vault into first place. The Golden Knights recorded a 302 (+14), and with a combined two-day total of 593 (+17), they will begin the final round tied with Maryland for third place.

UCF began the day three strokes behind Birmingham Southern, and was able to pick up a shot Saturday to move within two. Augusta State moved past both programs, though, by having four student-athletes complete round two at even par or better. Ashley Mylton of UNC-Greensboro and Patti Hogeboom of Augusta State are the only players in red figures as each has a one-under 143.

For the Gold and Black, freshman Sara Hurwitch (Potomac Falls, Va.) climbed from a tie for 17th on the individual leaderboard into a tie for ninth thanks to a one-over 73. Classmate Victoria Tomko (Lontzen, Belgium) remained in the top 20, shooting a four-over 76 in the second round to tie for 18th overall.

Also having a solid performance on the course, senior Kristy McLaughlin (Wasaga Beach, Ont.) completed 18 holes with a three-over 75, which was one shot better than round one. She will enter Sunday's action in a tie for 33rd.

Final round of the Lady Pirate Invitational gets underway with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.

Team Leaderboard - Top Five (20 Teams Total)
1) Augusta State, 301-286--587 +11
2) Birmingham Southern, 288-303--591 +15
3) UCF, 291-302--593 +17
Maryland, 297-296--593 +17
5) Elon, 294-301--595 +19
East Tennessee State, 303-292--595 +19

Individual Leaderboard
1) Ashley Mylton, UNC-Greensboro, 72-71--143 -1
Patti Hogeboom, Augusta State, 73-70--143 -1
3) Katie Trotter, Maryland, 75-69--144 E
4) Laura Jansone, ETSU, 71-74--145 +1
Sara Hunt, Birmingham Southern, 70-75--145 +1
6) Maria Ringdahl, ETSU, 76-70--146 +2
Jill Stupiansky, Birmingham Southern, 71-75--146 +2
Kelly MacWhinnie, Maryland, 73-73--146 +2
9) Amanda Smith, Augusta State, 75-72--147 +3
Sara Hurwitch, UCF, 74-73--147 +3

UCF Results
T9) Sara Hurwitch, 74-73--147 +3
T18) Victoria Tomko, 73-76--149 +5
T25) Mayule Tomimbang, 72-78--150 +6
T33) Kristy McLaughlin, 76-75--151 +7
T44) Leigh Crosby, 72-80--152 +8