Coors one of just four players from the Sunshine State Conference in the top 10
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SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University women's golf standout Marie Coors didn't have the outcome that she wanted, but she still had an impressive performance at the NCAA Division II Championships at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa course in Conover, N.C.
Coors, a freshman from Gross-Zimmern, Germany, recorded a final total of 296 (72-73-74-77) finishing in a tie for eighth place. She entered the final round on Saturday in a tie for fourth place, and was atop the leaderboard several times during the first three days of the championships.
Lynn University won the team title with a total of 1,164 (294-297-291-282). The Fighting Knights' Louise Manalo also took Medalist honors with a four-day total of 287 (72-73-74-68).
Barry University was the runner-up with a total of 1,193.
"It (the NCAA Championships) was an unbelievable experience to play at the highest level and compete well," said Coors. "I wish I could have posted a better score today, but I feel this experience sets me up for great success next season."
Coors started the day with three bogies on the front nine; on the par five first hole, the par four fifth hole and the par five eighth.
After shooting par on the ninth hole, Coors started out the back nine with a tee shot out of bounds that led to a double bogey on the par five 10th. She followed that up with a bogey on the next hole.
Coors settled down after the 11th hole and finished strong, shooting par on each of the last seven holes of her final round at the championship.
"Today was a battle starting with the first tee shot," said Saint Leo University head women's golf coach Tommy Baker. "Her (Marie) ball striking was not quite what it was during the last three days. She just couldn't get any momentum going in her favor today."
Coors is the second Saint Leo golfer in the past three years to take part in the event as an individual. Goeun Lee finished 29th in the 2012 National Championships.
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