Florida comeback spoils Clemson's debut

Florida's women after winning their season opener, the Cougar Classic.

Florida's women after winning their season opener, the Cougar Classic.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.59 
2Annie ParkUSC  69.73 
3Yu LiuDuke  69.81 
4Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.00 
5Gaby LopezArkansas  70.01 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.32 
2UCLA 70.60 
3Duke 70.79 
4Stanford 71.49  10 
5Arkansas 71.52 

Final scores

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Anna Young

The Clemson women's team almost pulled off a victory in its college debut Tuesday, but a furious final-round rally by Florida overcame a 11-shot deficit on the final day and edged the Tigers by one shot at the Cougar Golf Classic in Hanahan, S.C.

Individual medalist Anna Young led the way with a 5-under 67 for the Gators, who started the day in fifth place but posted a 7-under 281 in the final round, 12 shots better than Clemson's 5-over 293. Florida, which won the event for the second year in a row, finished at 5-under 859 at Yeamans Hall Club, followed by Clemson (860), host College of Charleston (861) and North Carolina State (863). Clemson had led by six shots through 36 holes.

Young, a junior, finished with a 5-under 211 total to win her first college title by one shot over North Carolina State's Brittany Marchand (69) and Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey (71) and Sloan Shanahan (74).

Young was joined in the top 10 by freshman teammate Karolina Vlckova, who shot 4-under 68 Tuesday and tied for sixth in her college debut.

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