Golden Knight Foursome Fares Well At Dixie Amateur Golf Championship

Jan. 8, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Sophomore Mayule Tomimbang (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway) placed second in the Women's Division at the prestigious Dixie Amateur Golf Champioship to lead a group of four UCF golfers that competed as individuals at the Palm Aire Country Club in Pompono, Beach, Fla. last week.

Each member of the Golden Knight foursome was among 42 golfers who made the cut in the four-round tournament that was won by Vickie Hurst (Melbourne, Fla.) with a score of 290 (+6). Tomimbang finished one stroke behind Hurst at 291 (+7) and fired the low-round of the tournament with a 67 (-4) in round one.

"Building your confidence in a tournament like that is huge," UCF head coach Emilee Klein said. "All four of my girls made the cut and take someone like May (Tomimbang), who played well in the fall, but did not play to her best. Now, her confidence is growing. She had a really good opening round, finished second and is feeling real good about heading into the Spring."

Stephanie Connelly (Pasadena, Md./Pendleton School), who will join the Golden Knights for the 2007 spring season after transferring from Ohio State, tied for 11th, just two strokes outside of the top five. Connelly shot a low round of 73 (+2) and also carded a pair of 74's on her way to a 298 (+14).

Sara Hurwich (Potomac Falls, Va./Dominion) tied for 23rd with a final score of 307 (+23). Hurtwich saved her best round of the tournament for the final day when she carded a 75 (+4).

Leigh Crosby (Athens, Ga./Oconee) placed 33rd in the event with a 313 (+29). Crosby opened the tournament with a 72 (+1) and had two other rounds in the 70's.

The Golden Knights will open their 2007 season at the Lady Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Feb. 23. The three-day event in Puerto Rico will serve as a tune-up for the UCF Challenge, which the Golden Knights will host March 5-6 at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando.

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