UCF Women's Golfer Carolin Pinegger Named to All C-USA Third Team

April 26, 2011

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By Josh Molino
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - For the second consecutive season UCF women's golfer Carolin Pinegger (Marquartstein, Germany) was named to the All-Conference USA third team, a group selected by the league's coaches.

"Carolin played well all year long, and really improved in the second half of the season. Her hard work and dedication in the off-season helped propel her to the solid results this year. We are all very happy and proud of Carolin for her achievement," UCF head coach Courtney Trimble said.

Joining Pinegger as members of the 2011 C-USA third team are East Carolina's Amy Otteson, Brandi Rodriguez of Southern Miss, Tulane's Linn Gustafsson and Kamryn Ruffin of Tulsa.

Pinegger competed in all 11 events for UCF this season, and completed her sophomore campaign with three rounds at par or better, one top-10 and one top-20 finish. She also led the Knights in stroke average with 76.37 per round.

The Knights' top-finisher in five events this season, Pinegger's best finish came in the season's first tournament, the Labor Day Shootout. Played on one of the nation's most famous courses, the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Pinegger finished sixth overall. She continued her steady play the very next weekend at the Cougar Classic near Charleston, S.C. carding rounds of 73 and 74 in route to a 224 (+8).

In the dual match against nationally ranked Kent State, Pinegger was the top overall scorer, recording a second round 69 and finishing at one-under-par overall. At the Kinderlou Forest Challenge, hosted by Valdosta State, she finished with a 229 (+10) and in a tie for 17th overall. The John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate provided a tough test for Pinegger, yet she managed to finish with another 229 (+13) and as the top Knight.

Next year, Pinegger will be once again be joined by rising juniors Valentina Fontaine (Santiago, Chile) and Jordyn Hage (Winter Park, Fla.) as well as sophomore to be Kaitlyn Price (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.). Along with a talented recruiting class, the Knights look to the future with a young team ready to succeed.