Women’s golf leads after day one at World Golf Invitational

Women’s golf leads after day one at World Golf Invitational

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's golf team returned to the club house in first place after Sunday's first day of competition at the Flagler College World Golf Invitational.

The Lions fired a nine-over 297 on the par 72, 6,011-yard World Golf Resort Slammer & Squire Course, three shots ahead of defending champion Lynn University. The Fighting Knights carded a 12-over 300 in Sunday's opening round.

Host Flagler and top-ranked Florida Tech were five shots back tied in third place.

Freshman Amanda Jakobsson was in second place on the individual leaderboard with a 72 through the first 18 holes. Sophomore Marie Coors fired a one-over 73, and is in a five-way tie for fourth place.

Senior Clare Connolly and freshman Vilde Eriksen were tied for 19th with a four-over 76 in the first round, and junior Kellianne May was tied for 57th with a round of 82.

Flagler's Stephanie Tucker leads the field of 90 competitors with a two-under 70.

The tournament concludes Monday, Feb. 9, on the Slammer & Squire Course.

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