Campos Posts Top-5 Finish at the Blessings
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Zoe Antoinette Campos shot a team-best 2-under 70 as the No. 15 UCLA women's golf team (+29, 893) finished fourth overall at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational at Blessings Golf Club on Wednesday. The Bruins were 6-over 294 as a team on day three.
Campos was UCLA's steadiest golfer this week at 4-over to par for the tournament, finishing with a career-best tied for fifth placement.
Mississippi State was the tournament champion at 15-over, six strokes ahead of runner-up Ole Miss. Bulldog Julia Lopez Ramirez medaled at 8-under par with a six-stroke buffer between her and second-place finisher Andrea Lignell from Ole Miss.
Campos' 2-under 70 was her first under par result of the season and the sixth of her collegiate career through 38 rounds. One of Campos' most spectacular shots of the day came on the fifth hole after her approach shot nestled against a tree to the left side of the green. Campos was forced to flip her club around and swing left-handed out of the thick cut, executing a beautiful chip shot to save par.
Sophomore Caroline Canales recorded a top-20 placement with a T-14th finish at 8-over. Canales shot a 1-over 73 with three birdies on the final day.
Senior Annabel Wilson recorded the Bruins' third-best score of the day with a 2-over 74, bouncing back from her two scores in the 80s in the first two rounds.
Wilson had a remarkable bogey on the par-4 16th. After a wayward second shot from the fairway into the long cut on a hill to the left side of the green, Wilson was forced to drop near the 15th hole tee box, roughly 40 feet above the pin. She proceeded to drop the ball 10 feet away from the cup and drained her putt.
Ty Akabane and Alessia Nobilio both joined Canales in the top 20, tying for 18th at 11-over. Akabane was 5-over par in round three while Nobilio was 7-over.
Up Next: The Bruins return to action in two and a half weeks in a match play event at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Ga., beginning Monday, Oct. 24 and ending Tuesday, Oct. 25.