Sara Byrne breaks 54-hole scoring record for back-to-back wins

Ronan MacNamara

Sara Byrne. Credit: Miami Hurricanes Golf

Ronan MacNamara

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Sara Byrne made it back-to-back individual collegiate titles as she romped to the Hurricane Invitational, setting a 54-hole scoring record in the process.

Byrne had already broken the 18-hole scoring record after a second round of 63 for Miami but her 54-hole total of nineteen-under is the best score in program history, surpassing LPGA golfer Dewi Weber (201; 2016) on her way to a nine shot victory.

Just days after representing Ireland in the World Amateur Team Championship in Abu Dhabi, the Douglas star embarked on a sixteen-hour flight and managed just three hours of sleep before playing 36 holes on Monday as she opened up a seven shot lead.

A final round 68 sent Byrne over the horizon and left the field in her wake for her second successive title having captured the Pat Bradley Invitational before travelling to Abu Dhabi.

The Hurricanes’, who hosted the annual invitational at the Biltmore Golf Course, posted a 54-hole team score of 837 (-27) on the par-72, 6,170-yard course. The 837 places second all-time in the program record book for 54-hole performance, trailing only the 833 put up by the 2018-19 Hurricane team at the Schooner Fall Classic.

Clandeboye freshman Rebekah Gardner also continues to look more at home in Miami as she shared an impressive 8th place overall.


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