Escobar concludes his national championship experience

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Florida Golfer Marina Escobar concluded his National Championship experience on a high note Sunday at Grayhawk Golf Club.

She secured one of two automatic qualifying spots to play individually at Nationals after finishing T3 in regional play.

After a bumpy start to the first round, Escobar finished strong and went par-par-birdie-par-birdie in the final five holes. She took advantage of that momentum in the second round and cut six shots from her first round (80, +8) and posted a 74 (+2) to jump 26 places.

The Almeria, Spain native threw her round hard again and went par-birdie-by-birdie en route to her second straight round of 74 (+2). She circled and had two more on 11 and 14, then capped her performance on the big stage with a birdie on 18. Escobar recorded five birdies for a total of 10 over the weekend as she finished T75 and below the cut line to advance to the final round of move play tomorrow.

Season Notes by Team:
  • The Gators advanced to the SEC Championship Match Play Finals for the first time in program history
    • Florida knocked out defending conference champion and No. 1 seed Auburn 3-2 in the quarterfinals and defending national champions Ole Miss 3-2 in the semifinals
    • UF was 0-2 all-time in match play and failed to get past stroke play in 2021

  • Florida set the under-par schedule record at -29 in the spring opener at the FAU Paradise Invitational en route to one of two spring tournament wins
    • The previous record was 26 under at the 2019 Gators Invitational

  • At the 50th VyStar Gators Invitational, the Gators captured the tag team title for the seventh straight year and 25th time in program history
    • The victory marked the 27th title under the head coach Emily Glaser, who is second all-time in program history behind Mimi Ryan at 61
    • The second win of the season was the sixth time under Glaser that the Gators have won multiple titles in one season

  • UF has posted seven top-5 finishes this season, including five to start the season
  • Four different Gators – Maisie Filler, Annabell Fuller, Jenny Kim and Jackie Lucena finished second
    • Lucena, Filler and Kim were part of three straight finishes as performances tied or set their career best

  • In the fall finale, Maisie Filler tied for second all-time in program history for a weak 54 holes at 203 (-13)
    • The last Gator to put on the mark was Camila Hedberg in 2012 at the Cougar Classic
    • Filler was one shot away from the program record (202) set by current Epson Tour Pro Sam Wagner in 2016


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