May 8, 2012

Lions Finish Two Strokes Shy of National Tournament, Conclude Regional in Fourth

PACE, Fla. - Goeun Lee set a new 54 hole program record and became the first Saint Leo University women's golfer to earn a spot to play in the 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Golf National Championship.  Lee wrapped up the three-day NCAA DII Women's Golf Super Region 2 Tournament firing scores of 73-75-74--222, and finishing sixth overall at the par-72, 6154 yard Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla.

Solid play from the entire Saint Leo University women's golf team helped the Lions finish just two strokes short of a National Tournament appearance as the team brought in a three-round score of 924 (308-309-307--924) to finish the tournament in fourth place.

Lee led the Lions with her six-over 222, followed by Clare Connolly who matched Lee with a final round total of two-over 74 to card a three-round total of 79-77-74--230.

Laura Huertas (81-78-78--237) and Heather Petronis (78-79-81--238) finished 29th and 31st, respectively, while Ragna Olafsdottir rounded out the squad with a 54 hole total of 242 (78-79-85--242).

Florida Southern (302-296-304--902), Nova Southeastern (308-300-306--914), and Barry University (305-300-317--922) advance to the National Championship.  Joining Lee on the individual board are Meghan Moore (UNC Pembroke), and Jenna Birch (Armstrong).  Birch won a playoff over Kayla Sciupider of Rollins after chipping in a shot from 12-15 feet behind the green for a birdie on Hole #1 to win the playoff.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo women's golf team, and Goeun Lee's historic trip to the 2012 National Championship, visit saintleolions.com.