Green Wave advance to third straight NCAA Championship, fifth in last seven years
Senior Gemma Dryburgh finishes third, Junior Silvia Garces is fourth
Photos from Tulane's third round of the 2015 NCAA Golf Championships at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Photos from the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Championship at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Photos from the second round of the 2015 NCAA Golf Championships at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Photos from Monday's second round of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.
In TheNCAA Championships(2014, 2015): Has two NCAA Championship appearances, including 2014 (Tulsa, Okla.) and 2015 (Bradenton, Fla.)...in the 2015 Championship, she logged a 37-over 253 (82-83-88) and did not qualify for an official individual finish...in her first appearance, she finished with a 36-over 316 (81-78-78-79) for 25th place.
Sophomore (2014-15): Played 29 rounds in 10 tournaments and produced a 78.17 (2267 strokes) scoring average...had three rounds of par or lower, including a pair of 1-under 71s...her rounds counted toward the team score 20 times...named the team's most outstanding player.
Fall of 2014: Played eight rounds in three tournaments and tallied a 76.25 (610 strokes) scoring average...her best effort of the season was a 17th place finish at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational...her lowest 54-hole total was a 7-over 223 at the Alamo Invitational.
Freshman (2013-14): A third-team All-Conference USA selection and was also named to the C-USA All-Tournament team following a personal best, fifth-place overall finish and recording the top 54-hole total of her career with a 216...played 34 rounds in 12 events and ranked fourth on the team with a 74.41 (2564 strokes) average...finished par or better eight times, including a season-best 3-under 69 in the final round of the UCF Classic, and her score counted toward the team total 21 times...leads the team with two eagles...had two Top-10 finishes as a rookie.
Fall of 2013: Played 11 rounds in four tournaments and logged a 75.82 (834 strokes) scoring average...collected two rounds of par or better.
High School: A product of the Danish Argentian High School, she has posted three first place finishes and eight top-10 showings 11 tournaments during 2012...she claimed individual medalist honors at the Putter de Oro and two regional tournaments...was the fourth-ranked golfer in her age group according to Argentino De Juveniles in fall 2012...in January 2012, she recorded the lowest round of her career with a 5-under 66 and averaged a 76.6 scoring average for the year...along with her junior ranking, she is also ranked No. 8 in the Argentinian Amateur Rankings...also played field hockey, gymnastics, volleyball, tennis, handball and competed in track & field.
Personal: An economics major...born Naria Belen Goicoechea Ruiz on March 1, 1995 in Necochea, Argentina...one of three children of Mariela Andrea Ruiz and Mario Raul Goicoechea Ruiz...her sister, Sofia, is a member of the Green Wave golf team as well.
Belen Goicoechea's Career Statistics
|2013-14||12||34||2564||75.41||69||216||T5 (C-USA Championships)|
|2014-15||10||29||2267||78.17||71||223||T17 (Betsy Rawls Invite.)|
|Totals||22||63||4831||76.68||69||216||T5 (C-USA Championships)|