Phol-Uayporn fired a first-round best 69 on Monday.
Nov. 7, 2007
DELAND, FL - Junior Florida Atlantic University women's golfer Praewnapa Phol-Uayporn won her first tournament this season in the team's final event of the fall, as the Owls women tied for fourth in the Hatter Fall Classic at Victoria Hills Golf Club on Tuesday.
The Bangkok, Thailand native took a commanding opening lead with a first-round 69 (-3) on the 6,007-yard par 72 course. Rounds of 73 (+1) and 75 (+3) followed as Phol-Uayporn finished at 217 (+1), holding on to win by a three-stroke margin over Lauren Darnell of host Stetson (220, +4).
Kimberly D'Andrea turned in her strongest performance of the season, tying for 12th place with three others at 232 (+16). The Boca Raton junior improved dramatically throughout the event, building on a first-round 81 (+9) with rounds of 78 (+6) and 73 (+1) en route to her best finish of the fall.
Elisabetta Bertini tied for 25th at 238 (79-80-79, +22), Gina Larsen tied for 35th with a 246 (83-79.84, +30) and Karine Bolme posted a 258 in 43rd to close out the scoring for FAU. The Owls finished 31 combined strokes behind event host and champion Stetson, tying Bethune-Cookman for fourth place.
On the men's side, there were several firsts in FAU's seventh place finish. A day after senior Michael Berger set a team-low round of 74; junior Anthony Haderer bested that mark with an even-par 72 in final round play. The two each turned in season-best performances and appropriately finished tied for 12th with identical scores of 227 (+11).
Sophomore Billy Bowling, the team's top golfer in two previous events this fall, placed 30th at 235 (79-79-77, +19). Freshmen Amit Odaiyar (35th - 240, +24) and Jared Miller (36th - 242, +26) continued to show great promise in rounding out the scoring for the Owls, who outdistanced Florida A&M and South Carolina State for seventh position in the team standings.