Women's Golf Places 14th in Rain-Shortened Auburn Derby

Oct. 29, 2006

Auburn, Ala. (www.ucfathletics.com) - For the second-consecutive week, freshman Sara Hurwitch (Potomac Falls, Va.) paced the UCF women's golf team as it wrapped up its fall schedule at the Auburn Derby Sunday. Hurwitch tied for 22nd overall to lead the Golden Knights into 14th place in a tournament that featured just 36 holes due to rain during day one.

UCF carded a 303 (+15) in the second and final round, 19 shots better than its first-round total, and moved past Mississippi State from 15th into 14th position. Overall, the Golden Knights posted a 625 (+49) and were five shots behind 13th place Furman. Host Auburn (594, +18) ran away with the team title with a tournament-best 291 Sunday, beating out Alabama by 12 strokes. The Tigers' Marisa Milligan earned medalist honors after recording a one-over 145.

Hurwitch followed a six-over 78 Saturday with a three-over 75 Sunday, which moved her from 39th to 22nd on the individual leaderboard. Freshman Leigh Crosby (Athens, Ga.) and sophomore Mayule Tomimbang (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway) both tied for 47th after finishing with a 157 (+13).

Senior Kristy McLaughlin (Wasaga Beach, Ont.) played a solid 18 holes Sunday by shooting a four-over 76 to tie for 64th. Freshman Victoria Tomko (Lontzen, Belgium) finished her day with a five-over 77 and in a tie for 80th.

Now that the fall season has come to a close, UCF looks forward to the spring schedule and the Lady Puerto Rico Feb. 23-25 in San Juan. When the Golden Knights return to the mainland, they will host the UCF Challenge March 5-6 at Grand Cypress Golf Club. 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.

Final Results at the Auburn DerbyTeam Leaderboard1) Auburn 594 +182) Alabama 606 +303) Tennessee 608 +324) North Carolina 609 +33T5) Florida 610 +34T5) Louisiana State 610 +34T5) South Carolina 610 +348) Florida State 611 +35T9) Birmingham Southern 615 +39T9) Nebraska 615 +3911) Mississippi 617 +4112) Baylor 619 +4313) Furman 620 +4414) UCF 625 +4915) Kansas 636 +6016) Mississippi State 637 +6117) Texas 654 +78

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