Ulu fires career round to finish NCAA championship

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.

TULSA, Okla. — Elcin Ulu didn’t hold anything back in her final round for the Gators on Friday.

Ulu, who is UF's lone senior, climbed the leaderboard to a top-25 finish with a career-low, 18-hole score of 66 (-4) and led Florida to its lowest round, 282 (+2), of the NCAA championship at the Tulsa Country Club.

Rolling off six of her 18 total birdies in four rounds, Ulu highlighted the event for the Gators with a final tournament score of 286 (+6). Following Ulu, junior Sarah Schober had a solid showing in her first NCAA championship, as she finished at 14-over (294).

“Well, the highlight of the day was watching senior Elcin Ulu fire her career-low round as a Gator," UF coach Emily Glaser said. "I can’t imagine a more special place to do it than the last round of the national championship. She played solid all week for us and I am very happy for her."

Florida improved each day at Tulsa Country Club, with a significant 23-stroke difference from round one to round four. Third-ranked Duke won the NCAA championship with a final score of 1,130 (10-over). UF finished 49-over (1,169) for the tournament, tied for 18th on the leaderboard.

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