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Back-to-Back! Sharks Set 54-Hole Record to Win 2018 SSC Championship

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Make room in the trophy case for Sunshine State Conference championship No. 6. Behind a new, single-round tournament record score of (-2) 286, No. 1 Nova Southeastern withstood a late surge from Barry to win the 2018 SSC Women’s Golf Championship by five shots Tuesday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla. To make the week even sweeter, senior Michelle Ruiz capped a wire-to-wire victory, earning individual medalist honors after setting the 54-hole tournament record by finishing at six-under par. Ruiz becomes the third Nova Southeastern women’s golfer to capture the SSC individual title, and first since 2013.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 1st of 11 teams
Tournament Champion: Nova Southeastern
Location: Osprey Point Golf Club | Boca Raton, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/6,075
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MWGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf | Facebook – /NSUSharksGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • With the tournament still hanging in the balance, Nova Southeastern rose to the occasion by ripping off its best effort of the week. The Sharks not only tied the SSC Championship record for a single round, but ultimately set the new 54-hole record at (+17) 881. Barry finished runner-up at 22-over par, while host Lynn placed third at 28-over. Both Rollins (+48) and Florida Tech (+49) rounded out the Top-5.
  • Even with Barry’s Tilda Larsson lighting up the course with a bogey-free 67 on Tuesday, Ruiz remained locked in and comfortably clinched the individual title by five strokes. She began Tuesday’s final round at one-under through the opening five holes before eventually tapping in for par on No. 18 to secure the emphatic victory.
  • Sophie Madden matched Ruiz with a final-round 71, making the late push to climb into a tie for fifth overall. Similarly, Jamie Freedman carded a one-under par round on Tuesday to finish in sole possession of seventh. The senior tallied nine pars on the front side with three birdies dropping on the back for her low round of the week. Her Top-10 finish at the SSC Championship marks the second of her career.
  • Sofia Garcia Austt gave the Sharks four players among the field’s Top-20 by tying for 17th at 12-over par. Meanwhile, Janelle Johnson continued her ascension throughout the week with a final-round 73 to claim a share of 25th.

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