Women’s Golf Continues to Battle It Out at SEC Championship

Day three of the Women’s Golf SEC Championship is underway at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

Florida is currently inside the top-eight match play slated for today. However, the team will need to hold that sport, or better, to move on to the weekend.

Rounds 1 and 2

After successful play on Wednesday and Thursday, the Gators sit at +23 inside the 54-hole match play cut by two strokes as four strokes separate teams from 3rd to 7th. LSU, the reigning conference champions, lead the field at +10.

Escobar Leading the Way

Marina Escobar, leads the Gators into round three. The senior is tied for third alongside LSU’s Latanna Stone and Aine Donegan. Also, she is one of four on the field that is under par for the tournament, holding a 36-hole round score of 143 (-1). Despite the wet circumstances yesterday, Escobar had the third-best performance with a second round score of 72 (E). Additionally, She was one of just five golfers who did not score over par.  Escobar will play in a grouping today with Georgia’s Candice Mahe (T10, +2) and Kentucky’s Laney Frye (T5, E).

SEC Championship History

Last year, the Gators finished runner-up and made it to SEC Match Play finals for the first time since the format addition. Furthermore, the No. 5 seeded Gators knocked off the reigning conference champion and No. 1 seeded Auburn Tigers and the defending national champions, Ole Miss. Florida women’s golf has won conference titles in 1991, 1995, 2008 and 2017.  Following the first step of the postseason, Florida will await its NCAA Regional selection on April 26th.

The Gators are set to tee off the final round of stroke play at 10:40 a.m.

The championship match on Sunday will be televised live on SEC Network. The semifinals on Saturday will be available live on SECN+.

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