Florida women’s golf faces tough field

By: Amanda Barina

The No. 16 ranked Florida Gators women’s golf team took to the course on Friday morning at the 2011 Mason Rudolph Fall Preview, hosted by Vanderbilt University, the tournament is being held at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

The Mason Rudolph Fall Preview is a three-day event that will take place from Friday Sept. 23 until Sunday Sept. 25. There will be 18 holes played each day with fixed tee times on holes number one and 10 starting at 9 a.m. ET on Friday and Saturday and 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday.

This weekend the Gators will compete against 17 other schools – all ranked in the top 25 in the country, including six other teams from the SEC.  These teams include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.

The Gators are coming from a third place finish last week at the Cougar Classic in South Carolina.  The team is led by freshman Camilla Hedberg, who finished third individually at the Cougar Classic and set the school record for lowest tournament total with a score of 208 (-8).

“We can’t wait to get back into competition with other schools,” head coach Jan Dowling said. “We had a good start to the season and we want to keep it going.”

Following Camilla Herberg in the Gators lineup is Mia Piccio (Jr.), Isabelle Lendl (Jr.), Evan Jensen (Sr.), and Andrea Watts (Sr.)

Check back at Gator Country later today for an update on today’s scores.

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