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March 16, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -The Penn State women's golf team closed out its final round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a third-round score of 299 to finish with a total score of 895 (293-303-299), good for 10th overall. The Nittany Lions finished two strokes behind fourth ranked Oklahoma.
Juniors Katlyn Elliott (Peterborough, Ont.) and Ellen Ceresko (Jefferson Township, Pa.) both posted final round scores of 73, to put them each at 222 total strokes. The duo finished tied for 27th as both they tallied 12 shots over par. Senior Christina Vosters(Bethany Beach, Del.) shot a third round 74 to conclude the three-day tournament with a score of 225 (74-77-74) strokes. Vosters' three day total placed her tied for 36th.
"I think in our field it was respectable we only lost to the fourth ranked team by two shots and the 11th ranked team by three strokes," said head coach Denise St. Pierre. "Unfortunately we did not upse them but I hope to have this as a stepping point to our next tournament. Our spring season is packed with top tournaments, but it's by design and should we do well will up our ranking."
Arizona made a late push to pull out the victory as they recorded a final round score of 285 to put them at 866 strokes for the tournament title. The Wildcats narrowly edged second place Kent State by one stroke.
Daniela Darquea of Miami posted a third round 67 to earn a one stroke victory over three golfers who all tied for second. Darquea completed the tournament at four strokes over par.
Looking ahead, the Nittany Lions travel to John's Island, South Carolina for the Briar's Creek Invitational from March 24 to March 25 in John's Island, S.C. Check out the golf team on Facebook at Penn State Women's Golf and on Twitter @PennStateWGolf.