Lions Sit Eighth after Day One of Armstrong Pirate Women’s Invitational

Connolly Sinks Hole In One on Sixth Hole

POOLER, Ga. – The Saint Leo women's golf team wrapped up day one of the Armstrong Pirate Women's Golf Invitational sitting in eighth-place with a team score of 331 after the first round on the Par-72, 5878 yard Savannah Quarters Country Club, Monday afternoon.

The shot of the day came from Clare Connolly, who aced the par-3, 165-yard sixth hole en route to her first-round 86 (42-44—86).

Leading the way for the Lions are Lauren Petty and Marie Coors, who currently sit in a tie for 17th.  Petty posted identical scores of 40 on both the front and back nine for a first day total of eight-over 80, while Marie Coors shot a front nine total of 41, and improved two strokes to close out the day with a back nine tally of 39 to match Petty.

Senior Heather Petronis fired an 85 (40-45—85) to close out day one, and sits tied for 45th place, while Lauren Shuford sits in a tie for 61st individually after carding a score of 42-46—88.

The No. 18-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University women's golf team fired a first-round 308 to sit tied atop the leaderboard with No. 7 Flagler.  The two teams lead the 16-team field by nine strokes over No. 24-ranked Lander (317), with No. 22-ranked UNC Pembroke (319) and Grand Valley State (322) rounding out the top five schools. North Georgia (325) is sixth, followed by West Georgia (329), Saint Leo (331), Mount Olive (333) and Carson-Newman (335).

The Saint Leo women's golf team returns to action on Tuesday morning, March 4, when they close out play at the Armstrong Pirate Women's Golf Invitational starting at 8:30 a.m.

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