Women’s golf: Gators win Sugar Bowl title by nine strokes


NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Gators led the Allstate Sugar Bowl from wire-to-wire in capturing their first title of the season Tuesday by nine strokes at 10-over par.

This is the second time in three years Florida is coming home from New Orleans with the trophy after finishing round three with the lowest score on the course at 2-over par.

For the second time in three events as a Gator, Sierra Brooks will be taking a trophy of her own. Brooks (-7) won the individual title by four strokes shooting under par rounds all three rounds. She was as low as 9-under par after birding three of the first six holes. Brooks would circle the score card four times in all Tuesday to finish with a 71 (-1). Joining her below par was Marta Perez, who shot a field best 70 (-2) jumping 10 spots to finish tied for sixth.

“They really fought hard today in more tough and windy conditions,” UF coach Emily Glaser said. “We talked yesterday after the round about controlling our emotions and have better attitudes and they really bought in. It paid off today. When they had a bad shot or hole they stayed tough and persevered and we were able to hold off two great teams in Southern Cal and Michigan State.”