Women’s Golf Breaks Program Record, Piddon Wins Individual Title at Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The UCF women's golf team turned in a strong performance at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate to break the program record with a three-round score of 834 (-18) and senior Tunrada Piddon won the individual title with a score of 202 (-11) Tuesday afternoon at Cherokee Country Club.

"I'm so proud of this performance," said Knights head coach Emily Marron. "Our goal is to always be competitive, and we proved this week that we can contend with the very best teams in the country. This team is special. They play for each other, and they fight until the very end."

UCF bested the previous program record of 841 for the lowest three-round score after firing a 275 in the first round, 280 in the second and 279 in the final round to compile a score of 834.

The Knights closed out their second tournament of the season with a strong round, as they were five-under-par.

After finishing among the top five at last week's Cougar Classic, Piddon would not be denied the title in the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate as she fired a score of 70 (-1) in the final round to win the individual title by one stroke ahead of Wake Forest's Rachel Kuehn and Tennessee's Bailey Davis at -10.

Piddon's 11-under-par is the best in program history for an individual in a three-round tournament (54 holes).

"It was only a matter of time for Pat to break through and win," Marron added. "Pat always shows up and plays hard to win. I'm so happy for her to get this title in a really solid field."

Anna Nordfors and Zoe Allaux each enjoyed strong performances in the tournament to tie for 13th with a score of 211 (-2). Nordfors put together her best round of the tournament with a 68 (-3) and Allaux was even par on Tuesday.

Pimpisa "Sandwich" Sisutham finished among the top 20, as she tied for 16th with a score of 212 (-1) after firing a one-under-par 70 in the third round. Jess Baker closed out the intercollegiate with a score of 223, while Camille Banzet competed as an individual and tallied a score of 236.

UCF returns to action on Monday, Oct. 3, at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, hosted by University of Arkansas at the Blessings Golf Club.

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