Four Green Wave golfers among top 10 individuals; Rookie Siliva Garces leads TU with 1-under 71
Senior Maribel Lopez Porras is defending individual medalist
Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better
Green Wave posts fourth straight Top-5 finish this spring
Freshman Silvia Garces leads Wave with 2-under 70; Opfer in 6th place
Freshman (2012-13): Played 33 rounds in 11 tournaments and registered a 75.97 (2507 strokes) scoring average, which ranks fifth on the team...posted four rounds of par better, including a career low 2-under 70 during the second round of the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate...her score counted toward the team's score in 26 of 33 rounds...registered her lowest 54-hole score of her career with a 5-over 221 at the UCF Challenge and the Conference USA Championships...had one Top-5 finish and three Top-20 efforts...her best finish was fourth at the C-USA Championships, where she was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team...posted a 58th place finish with a 14-over 302 at the NCAA Championships.
Fall 2012: Played all 12 rounds in four tournaments and posted a 77.50 (930 strokes) scoring average...notched her best finish of the fall with an 18th-place showing at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational her first collegiate event.
High School/IMG Academy: A right-handed golfer, who attended Colegio Colombo Britanico Pendleton School and the IMG Academy as a senior...came to Tulane ranked 20th by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Polo Golf rankings and joined fellow signee Opfer on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour...posted three top-three finishes, including a first place showing in three outings at IMG Academy...won the Old Corkscrew tournament this past October and finished with a 74.00 average for six rounds...Garces claimed the 2009 AJGA Coca-Cola Junior All-Star Championship, the 2010 Torneo Selectivo al Camp. Suraamericano Juvenil and the Primera Parada Campeonato Nacional de Menores...also took second place at the 2010 XX Campeonato Internacional and posted a third-place effort at the 2011 Coumbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament.
Personal: Undecided on a major...born Silvia Margarita Garces on April 8, 1994 in Cali, Colombia...the daughter of Gonzalo Garces and Gloria Escalante.
Silvia Garces' Career Statistics
Year Events Rds Strokes Avg. L18 L54 Best Finish 2012-13 11 33 2507 75.97 70 221 T4 (C-USA Champs.)