Lions finish tied for sixth at Lady Pirate Golf Invitational

Lions finish tied for sixth at Lady Pirate Golf Invitational

POOLER, Ga. - The Saint Leo University women's golf team shot a 306 in Tuesday's second round of the 2015 Armstrong State Lady Pirate Invitational, finishing in a tie for sixth place out of 16 teams in the tournament.

The Lions posted a two-day, 36-hole score of 617 (+ 41) on the par 72, 5,906-yard Savannah Quarters Country Club course. Saint Leo had been tied for eighth on the team leaderboard after Monday's first round.

Fifth-ranked Nova Southeastern won the Lady Pirate Invitational with a score of 588 (+12), only four strokes ahead of second-place and third-ranked Florida Tech. Top-ranked Flagler College carded a 596 (+20), followed by eighth-ranked West Florida with a score of 605 (+29).   

The Green and Gold was led by freshman Vilde Eriksen, who scored a 154 (+10) for the tournament and was in a five way tie for 27th place, after carding a 78 on Tuesday.

Not too far behind the Saint Leo freshman, sophomore Marie Coors, junior Kellianne May, and freshman Amanda Jackobsson each completed the tournament with a two-day tally of 155 (+11), and were tied for 32nd on the individual leaderboard. All three golfers shot better in Tuesday's second round, highlighted by May's 75 which was five strokes off her Monday round on the Greg Norman-designed course.

Senior Clare Connolly fired a 78 on Tuesday and finished with a 156 (+12) for the tournament.

Nova Southeastern's Daniela Ortiz was the individual medalist for the Lady Pirate Invitational; Ortiz shot a 74 on Tuesday for a one-under 143 over the two days. 

The Lions return to the course when they compete at the Barry University Lady Bucs Invitational in Miami, Fla., on March 16-17.

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