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UF Women’s Golf: Gators Out Front After 36

Press release from UF Athletic Association

The Florida women’s golf team has a five-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The Florida women’s golf team holds a five-stroke lead after 36 holes at the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Monday.

Despite poor weather conditions delaying play by a day in the Big Easy, the Gators were unfazed, shooting 12-under 572 through the first two rounds. Every Florida golfer is currently inside the top 20 individually, while all five Gators in the lineup are under par.

Addie Baggarly and Marina Escobar both led the Gators on day one.

With only one bogey and two birdies through the first 18 holes, Baggarly ended round one at 1 under. The junior then carried her steady play into the afternoon as she notched five more birdies for a second-round 71 to end the day at 2-under 143 and in a tie for fifth place.

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Similar to Baggarly, Escobar also finished the opening round at 1 under. In her second 18 holes, Escobar recorded four birdies and a clean back nine to put her at 2 under for the round and in a tie for fifth at 3 under overall.

Annabell Fuller showed perseverance through her second collegiate tournament as she fought back to finish the day under par. Fuller recorded two birdies and three bogeys to finish the opening round at 1 over. The freshman then caught fire in the afternoon, signing six birdies to notch a 3-under 70. Fuller ended the day at 2 under, putting her in a tie for ninth on the individual leaderboard.

Manzalini opened the tournament strong, recording a blemish-free 3 under on the front nine to notch a 2-under 71. The sophomore then shot a 74 in round two to go into the clubhouse in a tie for 15th place at 1 under.

Marta Perez is also tied for 15th at 1 under. The senior shot even par in the first round then finished at 1-under 72 in the second round.

Elin Esborn shot even par through the first two rounds as an individual and is currently tied for 20th.

The final round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is scheduled to begin this morning at 9 a.m. ET

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