MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s golf team has found itself in sixth place after the first two rounds of the Inaugural Barry Buccaneer Invitational on Monday afternoon.
Saint Leo trails Florida Southern, who leads the tournament, as the Moccasins shot two sub-300 rounds to post a 296-290—586.
Sitting between SLU and the leaders are conference foes Lynn University (2nd) and Barry University (3rd) as well as Daytona State College (4th) and Seminole Community College (5th).
The Lions, who sit nine strokes ahead of Flagler College, posted scores of 320-314—634 after the first 36 holes. After an unimpressive first round that saw four of the five Lions shoot in the 80s, and Anna Riss post a 77, the ladies moved into the second round and managed to improve their overall performance.
Despite seeing Riss withdraw early in the second round for medical reasons, the other four rallied to post a school-record for 18-holes. Megan Costello, currently in 33rd, rebounded from an 89 in the first round to shoot a 79 in the second, a 10-stroke improvement.
Tricia Maloney is tied in 16th place after shaving five strokes off of her opening-round 80 (80-75—155) and Kristina Carvalho, battling knee problems, shot 80 for both rounds (80-80—160).
Freshman Goeun Lee posted an 83-80—163 to round out the Saint Leo field.
The Lions will be back in action for the final round of the invitational on Tuesday morning in Miami Shores.