Rick Voight

Monarchs Move Up to 13th at UCF Challenge

February 05, 2018
By ODU Athletics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Old Dominion women's golf team climbed one spot to 13th at the UCF Challenge on Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando.

The Monarchs shot nine-over for the day to move past Tulane. Overall, Old Dominion is +26 through the first 36 holes of the 54-hole event. 41st-ranked Miami (+4) leads the 16-team field that features seven teams who are ranked in the top 50 in the nation.

Individually, Katerina Vlasinova and Sana Tufail (+6) are both tied for 35th entering the final day of competition. Vlasinova was four-over for the day, while Tufail was two-over.

Abigail Portyrata, competing in her first official tournament as a Monarch, had the best round of any ODU player with a one-over. Portyrata and Charlotte De Corte (+7) are now tied for 43rd. Noemie Sudron (+16) rounds out the Monarch lineup and is in 87th.

ODU is competing without its No. 1 player Maggie Simmermacher, who is sidelined with an injury.

The tournament concludes tomorrow with the final 18 holes.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. #41 Miami (FL) (+4)
2. #27 Wisconsin (+8)
3. #26 Iowa State (+11)
4t. UCF (+13)
4t. #38 East Carolina (+13)
4t. #29 Vanderbilt (+13)
7. #34 Auburn (+16)
8t. Memphis (+18)
8t. SMU (+18)
10. Mississippi State (+21)
11. Penn State (+22)
12. #44 Texas Tech (+23)
13. Old Dominion (+26)
14. Tulane (+29)
15. College of Charleston (+33)
16. UNC Wilmington (+34)

ODU PLAYER LEADERBOARD
35. Katerina Vlasinova (+6)
35. Sana Tufail (+6)
43. Abigail Portyrata (+7)
43. Charlotte De Corte (+7)
87. Noemie Sudron (+16)

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