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): Has played 29 rounds in 10 tournaments and has a 76.03 (2205 strokes) scoring average, which ranks fifth on the team...has posted four rounds of par better for her career, including a career low 2-under 70 during the second round of the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate...her score has counted toward the team's score in 22 of 29 rounds...registered her lowest 54-hole score of her career with a 5-over 221 at the UCF Challenge and the Conference USA Championships...has 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.
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 10 29 2205 76.03 70 221 T4 (C-USA Champs.)