Fassi Wins, Razorbacks Runner-Up


RIO DEL MAR, Puerto Rico – University of Arkansas freshman Maria Fassi did what no other first-year player in the history of Razorback women’s golf has ever done – she won her first tournament as a Razorback.

Fassi moved up from a tie for 12th after round one into the lead on Monday and held on in touch conditions Tuesday picking up medalist honors. Fassi posted rounds of 72-67-69=208 going eight-under edging Texas Tech’s Gabby Barker by one stroke.

In her final round, Fassi opened with three par rounds followed by a three on the par-five fourth hole moving to two-under. She added three birdies and two bogeys and finished with four consecutive par holes for the win.

As a team, the No. 8 Razorbacks finished 12-over Monday shooting 289-281-300=870, just three strokes behind winner No. 5 Georgia with 867.

Sophomore Alana Uriell tied for eighth place shooting 219 with rounds of 71-70-78. Junior Summar Roachell tied for 18th overall shooting 75-72-77-223, followed by freshman Cara Gorlei who tied for 26th overall shooting 75-73-76=224. Senior Regina Plasencia rounded out the Razorback scores tying for 54th overall shooting 71-75-84=230. Sophomore Jordy LaBarbera, playing as an individual, shot 249 with rounds of 78-88-82.

Arkansas and the Bulldogs led the field with 45 birdies each and the Razorbacks had one eagle in the three-day event.

WE are disappointed that we didn’t get the team victory today – we came up a couple shots short. We’ll go back to work and make some repairs and get ready for our next tournament. I saw so many great things out there this week and we are in a great spot to keep getting better. Maria – what a great addition to our team. She is a great player and a great teammate. She has so many shots in her bag and she’ll get better each time she plays. We have a lot of depth and we are all excited for the spring season.

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1 Georgia 283-294-290=867 +3
2 ARKANSAS 289-281-300=870 +6
3 Texas Tech 283-300-295=878 +14
4 Iowa State 294-291-299=884 +20
5 Northwestern 290-298-298=886 +22
Kent State 293-297-296=886 +22
7 TCU 299-293-299=891 +27
Augusta 296-299-296=891 +27
9 Louisville 294-297-307=898 +34
10 NC State 290-302-310=902 +38
11 Maryland 302-306-304=912 +48
12 Auburn 305-310-299=914 +50
13 Michigan 302-304-310=916 +52
14 Purdue 302-304-312=918 +54
15 Indiana 307-305-309=921 +57
16 Clemson 304-313-307=924 +60


1 Maria Fassi 72-67-69=208 -8
T8 Alana Uriell 71-70-78=219 +3
T18 Summar Rochell 75-71-77=223 +7
T26 Cara Gorlei 75-73-76=224 +8
T54 Regina Plasencia 71-75-84=230 +14
86 Jorday LaBarbera (Ind) 78-88-83=249 +33