Women's Golf in Second Through 36 Holes in Melbourne

GO KNIGHTS Carolin Pinegger is second overall after a stellar day on the Classic Course.
Carolin Pinegger is second overall after a stellar day on the Classic Course.

April 9, 2012

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By Eric DeSalvo

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MELBOURNE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Monday's 36 holes in the Knights and Pirates Invitational was one of persistence for the No. 41 UCF women's golf team. Taking to the Suntree Golf Club Classic Course at 8:30 a.m., the Knights completed the grueling day just four shots back of the lead with a 9-over 585.

No. 29 Texas Tech paced play on Monday and sit atop the leaderboard at 5-over (581).

Overall, UCF shot a 293 (+5) in the first round and completed the second round of the day with the low round of 292 (+4).

"They did a great job today. It was a total team effort," UCF head coach Courtney Trimble said. "Katie (Mitchell) and Carolin (Pinegger) played as good of golf as I have seen out of any two people. We like 36-hole days because we know that it is challenging mentally and physically and we feel like we thrive under those conditions.

"We are excited about tomorrow and a chance to win the tournament. That was our goal, so we will go out and try and do the same thing," Trimble added.

Junior Carolin Pinegger, who is second overall, continued her stellar play as of late after carding a first-round 73 (+1) and tournament-best 69 (-3) in the second round. The Marquartstein, Germany, native carded six birdies on the day, including a 15-foot putt on the par-5 ninth in the first round.

Freshman Katie Mitchell was right behind her elder teammate after putting together a first-round 70 (-1) and second-round 73 (+1) to sit in third place heading into the final round. She notched four birdies, including three in the second round to move up the leaderboard.

Fellow rookie Heather Proctor and sophomore Kaitlyn Price rounded out the top four scorers for the Knights by shooting a 150 (+6) and 151 (+7), respectively.

Junior Valentina Fontaine leads the group of 12 individuals playing in the invite with a five-over 149 to tie her for 14th-place overall.

Monifa Sealy, Jordyn Hage and Robyn Doig also completed their rounds Monday for the Knights.

The third and final round begins Tuesday morning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Individual Scores
2 Carolin Pinegger 73-69=142 (-2)
3 Katie Mitchell 70-73=143 (-1)
T21 Heather Proctor 77-73=150 (+6)
T25 Kaitlyn Price 73-78=151 (+7)
T57 Monifa Sealy 80-77=157 (+13)
*T14 Valentina Fontaine 74-75=149 (+5)
*T69 Jordyn Hage 81-80=161 (+17)
*T73 Robyn Doig 85-78=163 (+19)

Team Scores
1 Texas Tech 287-294=581 (+5)
2 UCF 293-292=585 (+9)
3 Wisconsin 289-302=591 (+15)
4 Chattanooga 298-298=596 (+20)
5 Michigan 298-299=597 (+21)