UCF Women's Golf Team Ties For 10th At LSU/Clevela

March 16, 2008

Baton Rouge, La. ( - The UCF women's golf team concluded play at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic in a tie 10th place on Sunday as the three-day event came to a close on the University Golf Club. The Knights were led by junior Stephanie Connelly for the third-straight day as she finished fourth overall with a three-round total of 216 (E).

For Connelly, the 54-hole score was the lowest of her career as she carded a 73 (+1) in her final 18 holes of the tournament. She led the Knights with 14 birdies in the tournament as UCF posted a three-round total of 914 (+50) to finish in a tie for 10th with 29th-ranked South Carolina.

Freshman Jessy Tang (Miami, Fla.) had her best round of the three-day event, posting a 76 (+4) in final round action. Junior May Tomimbang (Kissimmee, Fla.) was second among the Knights in the overall standings, tying for 26th after a final round 77 (+5) gave her a three-round total of 227 (+11).

36th-ranked Florida State surprised a trio of top 25 teams in 17-team field as the Seminoles defeated host LSU by six strokes. The Fighting Tigers posted their best round of the tournament at 290 (+2), but could catch Florida State who held on for the wire-to-wire victory.

Florida State's Caroline Westrup won medalist honors after firing a 67 (-5) in her final round. That was the lowest single round of the tournament as Westrup (208, -8) finished four strokes ahead of North Carolina State's Lauren Doughtie (212, -4). LSU's Rebecca Kuhn finished third, one shot ahead of Connelly at 215 (-1).

10th-ranked Wake Forest took third (894, +30) as they were followed by North Carolina State in fourth (896, +32) and 14th-ranked Alabama in fifth (897, +33).

Sophomores Leigh Crosby (Athens, Ga.) and Victoria Tomko (Lontzen, Belgium) both carded an 82 (+10) in the final round. The Knights will return to action at the Liz Murphy Intercollegiate where they will face many of the same teams in Athens, Ga., on March 21-23.

That will be the final tune-up for the team prior to the Conference USA Championship, which is slated for April 14-16 in El Paso, Texas.

Live scoring for the three-day event will be available on

Team Leaderboard (Round Three)1 Florida State 293-294-297 = 884 (+20)2 LSU 300-300-290 = 890 (+26)3 Wake Forest 300-300-294 = 894 (+30)4 North Carolina State 303-298-295 = 896 (+32)5 Alabama 302-297-298 = 897 (+33)
Individual Leaderboard (Round Three)1 Caroline Westrup (Florida State) 73-68-67 = 208 (-8)2 Lauren Doughtie (NC State) 72-69-71 = 212 (-4)3 Rebecca Kuhn (LSU) 71-73-71 = 215 (-1)4 Stephanie Connelly (UCF) 73-70-73 = 216 (E)5 Krystal Caithness (Georgia) 75-72-72 = 219 (+3) Benedicte Toumpsin (South Carolina) 73-73-73 = 219 (+3)
UCF Players (Round Three)4 Stephanie Connelly 73-70-73 = 216 (E)T26 May Tomimbang 73-77-77 = 227 (+11)T62 Jessy Tang 78-81-76 = 235 (+19)T64 Leigh Crosby 78-76-82 = 236 (+20)T84 Victoria Tomko 84-82-82 = 248 (+32)

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