Aug. 10, 2009
TUCSON - University of Arizona women's golf sophomore-to-be Margarita Ramos fired a 72-hole total of 5-under 275 to finish in 2nd place at the 59th Annual Grand Prix des Landes-Hossegor, staged at the Hossegor Golf Club in Aquitaine, France.
Ramos battled back from an opening round score of 3-over 73 on the par-70 course to shoot 68 in her second round and get back to 1-over par. She then finished the tournament with back-to-back rounds of 67, the lowest 36-hole total over the final two rounds of the event.
Ramos finished four shots off the overall lead, captured by Thea Hoffmeister of Germany and Purdue University at 9-under 271. Ramos bested a pair of players who finished in 3rd place at 4-under 276.
Joining Ramos at the event was fellow sophomore Isabelle Boineau, playing on her native soil. With just 22 of the original 37 players making the cut, Boineau was the first player who did not make the final two days of play as she carded a 36-hole total of 8-over 148.
The summer amateur season ends for the Wildcats this week as incoming freshman Sherlyn Popelka will compete for the European Team at the PING Junior Solheim Cup. The event will be held at the Aurora Country Club on August 17-19 in Aurora, Ill.