Women's Golf Concludes Successful Season at NCAA Regionals

May 12, 2012

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By Doug Richards

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's golf team concluded its successful season Saturday as play concluded at the NCAA East Regional on the Blue Course at Penn State. The Knights, who are ranked 38th nationally, finished the three-round regional at 907 (+43), and tied for 14th at the 24-team event.

UCF entered the day tied for 16th, and ended up concluding the tournament tied with Wake Forest. The Knights were aided by a huge round from Carolin Pinegger on Saturday. The junior started the final round tied for 40th, but carded a 4-under 71 to tie for 19th (221, +5).

The Knights were competing in the regionals for the first time since 2009. Head coach Courtney Trimble's squad won two tournament titles in 2011-12. In April, UCF recorded a second-place finish at the Conference USA Championship, tying for the top performance at the league tournament for the Knights since joining the conference in 2005.

Monifa Sealy concluded her freshman campaign at UCF with a top-50 showing at the regional tournament. She tied for 46th at 225 (+9).

The top eight teams at the east regional advanced to the NCAA Championship, including champion South Carolina (873, +9). Texas A&M and Texas tied for second at 14-over 878. Thirteen of the top-40 ranked teams in the country were competing at the regional, which was hosted by Penn State.

UCF's Kaitlyn Price tied for 83rd at 232 (+16). Both Katie Mitchell and Valentina Fontaine tied for 93rd (245, +19).

UCF Golfers
T19 Carolin Pinegger 75--75-71=221 (+5)
T46 Monifa Sealy 72-75-78=225 (+9)
T83 Kaitlyn Price 78-79-75=232 (+16)
T93 Katie Mitchell 76-78-81=235 (+19)
T93 Valentina Fontaine 80-80-75=235 (+19)

Team Leaders
1 South Carolina 288-294-291=873 (+9)
T2 Texas A&M 296-296-286=878 (+14)
T2 Texas 296-300-282=878 (+14)
T14 UCF 301-207-299=907 (+43)