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Summer Success in Amateur Play During their offseason, Gator golfers represented the University of Florida women’s golf program overseas in international competitions, as well as in amateur competitions right here in the U.S. Freshman Sam Wagner was a late addition to the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. Although she missed the cut, she gained great experience among the top golfers in the world and showed improvement with rounds of 80- 74. The 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Portland, Ore., featured three Gators in the field, junior Kelly Grassel, sophomore Taylor Tomlinson and Wagner. Wagner was leading the field with an opening round of 68; she tied for seventh in stroke play – advancing to the match play round of 64. Grassel also advanced to match play, as she tied for 41st during stroke play carding a 147 (75-72). Three Gators went across the border to represent UF at the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur from July 29- 31, in Saskatoon. Maria Torres was the highest Gator finisher at the event, tying for ninth with a score of 289 (76-72-69-72). Tomlinson finished T14, improving in each round to card a 291 (75-74-72-70). Grassel also competed at the event, posting a 201 total to tie for 32nd. Karolina Vlckova 2015-16 FLORIDA WOMEN’S GOLF Enjoying more success in Canada, Torres represented her home country of Puerto Rico at the 2015 PanAmerican Games in Toronto. She tied for 16th place at the competition, with scores of 77-75-79-76. Across the pond, junior and top-returner Karolina Vlckova and senior Ursa Orehek competed at the 2015 International European Ladies’ Amateur Championship in Austria, July 22-25. Each Gator competed for their home countries: Orehek for Slovenia and Vlckova for the Czech Republic. Vlckova, carded a 291 over the four rounds with a low round of 68 in the third round, finishing tied for 47th. Orehek missed the 54-hole cut, carding a three-round score of 228 with a low round of 72 in the second round. Orehek was also in action at the 2015 European Ladies Amateur Team Championship in Denmark, July 7-11. Orehek was a contributor to Slovenia’s 12th-place team finish in the competition. Vlckova rounded out her summer amateur play at the Tipsport Golf Masters in her home country, the Czech Republic, August 7-9. Vlckova finished +3 (145) at the Ladies European Tour event. RECORDS 2014-15 REVIEW PLAYERS COACHES 2015-16 SEASON HISTORY UF WOMEN’S GOLF GATORS 31 ALWAYS

2015-16 SEASON COACHES PLAYERS 2014-15 REVIEW HISTORY RECORDS UF WOMEN’S GOLF 2015-16 FLORIDA WOMEN’S GOLF Mark Bostick Golf Course With a $1.8-million clubhouse renovation and a $4-million course renovation in 2001, Florida boasts one of the finest overall facilities in all of collegiate golf. Since 1962, the Mark Bostick Golf Course (formerly the Gainesville Golf and Country Club) has been home to the Gators. The Florida golf program recently moved into a new era, playing on a full-renovated course which opened in November of 2001. While improvements and additions have been made over the years, this was the first full-scale renovation in 20 years. The University of Florida hired Jacksonville-based architect Bobby Weed to head up the renovation. With the help of an experienced staff, he constructed a challenging course for collegiate golfers. Par at the course remained 70 after the renovation, but the yardage was increased to 6,701. Some holes changed only slightly, keeping some familiarity, while others were completely redesigned to challenge golfers day-in and dayout. Both the men’s and the women’s golf teams host tournaments at Mark Bostick Golf Course in the spring of each year. The Mark Bostick Golf Course plays host to the annual Gator Invitational and Gator Women’s Golf Invitational, in addition to the yearly Gator Golf Day, where alumni and current PGA and LPGA Tour players return each year to give their time and money to continue the winning tradition of the UF golf program. Various state tournaments and the SEC Championships have also been held at Mark Bostick Golf Course. Course Facts: • Located less than a mile from campus, the University Golf Course and the Guy Bostick Clubhouse (home of the men’s and women’s golf teams) are situated on 110 acres of heavily tree-lined, softly rolling terrain. • The Florida women’s golf team plays the 18-hole, par-70 course to a length of 6,074 yards. • The course went through a $4-million renovation in 2001, which included new tees and fairway surfaces, 140-plus bunkers, triplerow irrigation and a newly-designed practice facility for the teams. • The course went through a $600,000 renovation in the summer of 2014, which included an overhaul of the putting greens, sand traps and team practice areas. “It is a tremendous asset to our team to have such a wonderful facility and golf course right here on campus. The Mark Bostick Golf Course is just minutes away from where our student-athletes live, work out and go to class. It is a huge advantage for us from a time management standpoint. Our team loves playing this golf course and it is a fair, yet challenging course.” -Head Coach Emily Glaser GATORS 32 ALWAYS

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