Piccio Wins Shortened Tournament

As the old saying goes, “a win is a win.”

It doesn’t matter that the Lady Bulldog Invitational was cut short to 18 holes due to a layer of frost settling in on the University of Georgia Golf Course.

It also doesn’t matter that individual tournaments don’t count towards season totals.

Florida senior Mia Piccio’s two-stroke victory over the weekend is yet another successful outing for a member of the Gators’ women’s golf team.

The Philippines-native was unfazed by the chilly weather in Athens, Ga., shooting a season-best 69, including a field-best 33 on the front nine. Piccio’s victory marks the sixth Gators medalist winner for the women’s team this season.

Florida featured two more team members in the field on Saturday, including junior Elcin Ulu, who tied for fifth place in the event with a score of 75, and sophomore Anna Young, who shot an 81 to finish tied for 23rd place.

With the individual tournaments now out of the way, the Gators will now focus on team events for the remainder of the season, starting with one of the year’s biggest tournaments in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.

The 54-hole tournament is scheduled to begin on February 11th, and runs through the February 13th.

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A once-upon-a-time standout on the high school gridiron, Alex unfortunately learned of the inexistent market for 5-foot 10 offensive linemen, and concentrated on remaining involved with sports in some capacity. Upon finishing at the University of Florida, Alex realized his passion for writing and sought a way to combine that passion with his love of sports, thus bringing him to GC. In his spare moments, Alex enjoys spending quality time with his DVR, and is on a current quest to break 120 on the golf course.