Rocio Sanchez Lobato helped Spain to the team title in the Czech Republic.
July 6, 2012
LIBEREC, Czech Republic --- Georgia's Emilie Burger and Rocio Sanchez Lobato finished eighth and 11th, respectively, at the World University Golf Championships at Ypsilon Golf Resort on Friday. In the process, Sanchez Lobato helped Spain to the team championship and Burger aided the United States' second-place showing.
The competition featured three-player teams with the low two scores from each round comprising a country's score.
Spain and the United States ended the 72-hole event with identical efforts of 31-under 545; however, Spain secured the team title by virtue of a tie-breaker going to the nation with the lower final round score. Spain shot 134 on Friday, two shots better than the Americans.
Burger, a rising senior from Hoschton, Ga., shot 2-under 70 on Friday and finished at 6-under 282. Sanchez Lobato, a rising sophomore from Marbella, Spain, carded a 1-under 71 and wrapped up at 3-under 285.
Sanchez Lobato's performance completed an impressive week in which she also finished as runner-up at the Ladies' British Open Amateur last Saturday. She vaulted up 125 spots in the world amateur rankings – from No. 193 to No. 68 – following the British Am and should climb even higher in next week's ledger.
Also this week, rising sophomore Collins Bradshaw carded a 76 and tied for 35th at a qualifier for the U.S. Women's Amateur at Sapona Country Club in Lexington, S.C. on Tuesday. Bradshaw turned at even-par before struggling to a 5-over tally on the back nine.