Rivera leads Bulls to second-place finish

The USF women’s golf team finished in second place at the Ryder Florida Women’s Collegiate Championship at the Don Shula Resort in Miami Lakes, during the weekend.

The Bulls shot a final-round 306 for a 54-hole total of 923, seven shots behind Rollins College. Miami finished third (924), followed by Florida State (927) and Florida International (949) in the 14-team field.

Sophomore Fernanda Rivera led the Bulls with a total of 228, tying her with FSU’s Katie Quinney for fourth place. Freshman Daniella Ronderos (231) tied for eighth, freshman Amanda Smith (233) tied for 11th and freshman Mary Calderon rounded out the Bulls in the top 20 with a total of 235, tying her for 18th.

USF held a four-stroke lead after firing a 305 in the first 18 holes. However, Rollins shot a 302 in the second round and held a six-stroke lead entering the final 18 holes.