It took an entire team effort to do it and pair of true freshmen to lead a huge comeback for the UCF Knights Tuesday.
The Knights fought to overcome a 15-shot deficit Tuesday to win the Lady Northern Invitational led by 2011 Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy grad Monifa Sealy and fellow freshman Katie Mitchell.
Sealy, of Trinidad and Tobago, carded a 1-over 72 and Mitchell turned in an even-par 71 to help the Knights post a 5-over-par team score in the final round on the Donald Ross Golf Course at French Lick in French Lick, Ind. The Knights edged Ohio State by five as Mitchell took second (+4) and Sealy tied for sixth (+9) individually.
The win was UCF’s first tournament title since the 2009-2010 season when they won the Hurricane Invitational, though the Knights are coming off a runner-up finish last week at the Betty Lou Evans Invitational.
Sealy’s tie for sixth was her first top 10 in just her third college start.
Sealy had a decorated junior career, and before attending UCF, was a student in the full-time junior program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, just an hour from the UCF campus. Sealy won many big tournaments in her time at GGGA including the IJGT Tournament of Champions, the FCWT National Championship, the AJGA Puerto Rico Open and the Caribbean Junior Amateur and still trains at GGGA with her old coaches.