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Sunday, May 22, 2011

College notebook: NCAA Women's Championship

The University of Florida's women's golf team, featuring three former IMG Academy players, finished in a tie for 10th in the NCAA Women's Championship.

The Gators' Andrea Watts, Mia Piccio and Isabelle Lendl are all former IMG standouts.

The trio helped UF gain the program's 18th top 10 finish. The Gators tied for 10th with Vanderbilt at 44-over par for the 72-hole event.

UCLA won the national title with a 1,173 total (21-over par).

Watts shot 5-over 293 to lead the Gators. Piccio posted a 6-over 294 total, while Lendl rounded out Florida's five starters with a 317 total.

LSU's Austin Ernst won the individual portion after a final-round 66, her second of 66 in the tournament.

Ernst became the first freshman to capture the Division I championship since 1998.

She played River Wilderness Golf & Country Club in Parrish as part of the Central District Invitational tournament that featured a plethora of women's teams earlier this year.

A couple other local players were in the NCAA Championship. Notre Dame's So-Hyun Park (tie for 111th, 318 total) and Ohio State's Susana Benavides (tie for 80th, 308 total) also played.

Park played at the former Bradenton Prep, while Benavides is an IMG Academy alum.

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