Olarra Leads South Carolina to FSU Match-Up Title
The South Carolina women's golf team (Gamecock Twitter photo)
The South Carolina women's golf team (Gamecock Twitter photo)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 10, 2018) -- No. 7 South Carolina women’s golf posted a final-round 287 (-1) en route to a wire-to-wire victory at the 2018 Florida State Match-Up Saturday at the Don Veller Seminole Course.

Senior standout Ainhoa Olarra won her first career individual title after totaling a 54-hole mark of 206 (-10). The Gamecocks, who opened the two-day event with a program-record 273 (-15) in the first round, tallied their second victory at the FSU Match-Up after totaling an 848 (-16). Carolina won the event in 2014 with a three-round score of 871 (+7).

Saturday’s result marked the first win of the season for the Gamecocks.

Olarra broke par for the third-straight round on the final day of competition, firing at 1-under 71. She began her day with eight-consecutive pars before making a birdie on the par-5 ninth to make the turn at 1-under 35. The San Sebastian, Spain, native collected a birdie on Nos. 10 and 15 before recording pars over two of her final three holes.

Gamecock sophomore Lois Kaye Go (T10) grabbed a top-10 finish at the FSU Match-Up after posting a final-round 71 (-1). Go was steady in round three, recording 15 pars to go with birdies on Nos. 1 and 5. She totaled a 54-hole mark of 214 (-2) and finished the tournament with 13 birdies.

Anita Uwadia carded an even 72 Saturday to finish in a tie for 12th at 1-under 215. The Okoko, Nigeria, native made the turn at 2-under 34 and added her third birdie of the day on the par-5 10th. Uwadia finished par or better in two of her three rounds at the FSU Match-Up.

Sophomore Ana Pelaez marked the fourth Gamecock to finish inside the top 15, as she tied for 15th with a 54-hole score of 216 (E). The Malaga, Spain, native recovered from a pair of early bogeys Saturday with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 4 and 5. She turned in a 1-over 73 in the final round after closing her weekend with a par on No. 18.

Marion Veysseyre enjoyed her best outing of the tournament Saturday, shooting a 1-over 73. The Gamecock junior, who finished tied for 34th at 7-over 233, notched birdies on Nos. 1, 13 and 15 in the final round.

No. 13 Michigan State placed second with a 54-hole total of 853 (-11), while Coastal Carolina and No. 16 Virginia shared third-place honors after totaling an 855 (-9) for the tournament.

Results: Florida State Match-Up
1SpainAinhoa OlarraSpain60066-69-71=206
2GAAmanda DohertyAtlanta, GA40071-69-68=208
T3MNSarah BurnhamMaple Grove, MN30068-74-67=209
T3DenmarkMalene KrolbollDenmark30069-70-70=209
T3ScotlandClara YoungScotland30069-72-68=209

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54-hole college event hosted by the Florida State women's golf team. Team (best four scores out of five players) and individual competitions.

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