Women’s golf tied for eighth after 18 at Lady Pirate Inv.

Women’s golf tied for eighth after 18 at Lady Pirate Inv.

POOLER, Ga. – The 14th-ranked Saint Leo University women's golf team returned to the clubhouse tied for eighth place out of a field of 16 teams at the Armstrong State Lady Pirate Invitational, Monday at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.

The Lions fired a 311 (+23) on the par 72, 5,906-yard, Greg Norman-designed Savannah Quarters course.

Fifth-ranked Nova Southeastern completed the first 18 holes with a one-over 289, six strokes ahead of second place and top-ranked Flagler College. Flagler carded a 295 (+7) in the first round.

No. 3 Florida Tech and No. 16 Florida Southern each turned in team rounds of 298, and were tied for third.

Freshman Vilde Eriksen turned in Saint Leo's best effort of Monday's first round. Eriksen fired a four-over 76, and was one of 10 players tied for 21st overall on the individual leaderboard.

Senior Clare Connolly and freshman Amanda Jakobsson each shot a 78 and were tied for 38th overall. Sophomore Marie Coors carded a 79 and was tied for 42nd, while junior Kellianne May posted a round of 80.

Play concludes on Tuesday, March 3, with a second round of 18 holes, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

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