Central Florida captures Florida Challenge
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Four top-50 women's teams from the Sunshine State went at it in the Florida Challenge on Monday, and the Central Florida Knights came out on top.
The Knights, who are No. 23 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot 6-over 582 to edge No. 50 Florida State by two strokes in the 36-hole event at Black Diamond Ranch's Quarry Course in Lecanto, Fla. Rounding out the six-team field was No. 37 Miami (591), No. 18 Florida (593), Florida International (604) and South Florida (631).
UCF placed three individuals in the top 10, led by co-runner-up Fanny Cnops (70-73–143), en route to victory.
"It's a great way to start our spring season," UCF head coach Emily Marron said. "We got good results from everyone. It was a true team effort."
Florida State junior Alex Milan shot 2-under 142 to win the medalist honor. With a second-round 70, Milan set a personal best for single-round and 36-hole scores en route to her first collegiate title.
"It was amazing to see all the little things I have been working on come together today," said Milan, a junior from Lutz, Fla. "Winning is a habit, and I hope the entire team takes hold of all the good play today."