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Gators Grab SunTrust Invitational

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Courtesy of GatorZone.com
 
College CentralGAINSVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Florida womens golfers won their second consecutive SunTrust Invitational title after finishing with a three-round score of 873 Tuesday at the University Golf Course. Kristin Tamulis from Florida State won the individual title after shooting a 5-over-par 215 for the tournament.
 
'Everyone played very well and we are very pleased with our play during the tournament,' coach Jill Briles-Hinton said. 'The whole team was very focused today. and that is what we needed to win.'
 
Freshman Aimee Cho (Orlando, Fla.) finished two strokes behind the leader with a 7-over-par 217 to tie for second place. Cho shot a third-round low score of 70 as she birdied her second hole of the day. This tournament marks the second straight second-place finish for Cho.
 
Junior Amanda Dick (Clearwater, Fla.) and senior Brittany Straza (Ft. Myers, Fla.) finished tied for fourth place with a score of 218. Dick birdied five holes today, finishing the day with a 71. Straza came back from 12th place after shooting a 75 in the second round and birdied holes 12 and 15 to also finish with a third-round low score of 70.
 
Senior Jeanne Cho (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Andrea Vander Lende (Longwood, Fla.) tied for 18th place with a final score of 225. Both Cho and Vander Lende finished the third round with a 5-over-par 75.
 
Junior Joy Stephenson (Fort Myers, Fla.) finished as the top individual in the tournament, tying for 14th place with a three-round score of 224. Sophomore Whitney Code (Tampa, Fla.) and freshman Tarah McNaughton (Bradenton, Fla.) each tied for 39th place with a score 230.
 
The Lady Gators will be back in action April 4-6 as they travel to Athens, Ga. to take part in the 2003 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
 
Team Scores
 
1. Florida 293-294-286'873
2. Tennessee 289-303-388'880
3. Tulane 289-307-300'896
4. Florida State 295-300-302'897
5. Michigan State 302-295-306'903
6. Oklahoma 298-305-303'906
7. South Florida 307-310-294'911
8. Baylor 301-303-309'913
9. Ohio State 308-304-305'917
10. Ole Miss 317-288-320'925
T11. Mississippi State 314-310-309'933
T11. NC State 321-303-311'933
13. Miami 326-303-309'940
14. Kentucky 318-317-308'943
15. Louisville 313-316-321'959
16. UCF 327-322-310'959