Women’s golf in third after day one at NCAA Super Regional

Women’s golf in third after day one at NCAA Super Regional

POOLER, Ga. – Saint Leo women's golf sits third among nine teams after the first day of competition at the 2015 NCAA South Super Regional, which opened play on Sunday at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.

The Lions carded a 12-over 300 on the par 72, 6043-yard Savannah Quarters course, and trail second-place Florida Tech by three strokes.

Rollins College paced the quintet of Sunshine State Conference schools atop the team leaderboard with a four-under 284. Florida Southern is in fourth place with a 302 and trails Saint Leo by two strokes, while Lynn University is three behind the Lions with a 303.

Sophomore Marie Coors leads Saint Leo on the individual leaderboard with a one-under 71, matching her lowest round of the season. Coors birdied four holes on the back nine, including 17 and 18 to complete her round, and is sixth overall.

Senior Clare Connolly, making her fourth appearance in NCAA regional play, fired a one-over 73 and is in an eight-way tie for 10th place heading into Monday's second round of the 54-hole tournament. Connolly, who birdied five holes on the day, went one-over on the front nine and was even over the back nine with birdies on 13 and 14.

Freshman Amanda Jakobsson carded a three-over 75 on Sunday and is tied for 20th individually. Freshman teammate Vilde Erikssen fired a nine-over 81 and is tied for 40th, while junior Kellianne May shot an 83 on Sunday and is tied for 44th.

Lynn's Samantha Barber went three-under over 18 on Sunday to lead the field, while four players are tied for second place after posting rounds of 70 (-2). Barber recorded rounds of 82 and 77 and was 51st overall during a tournament on the Savannah Quarters course in early March.

Round two of the 2015 NCAA South Super Regional commences Monday at 8:30 a.m., with the Saint Leo competitors teeing off starting at 10:30 a.m. The top three teams and top three individuals not part of the top three teams will advance to the NCAA Division II Womens' Golf National Championship in Allendale, Mich., on May 13-16.

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2015 NCAA South Super Regional
after Round 1 – 18 holes

Savannah Quarters Country Club – Pooler, Ga.
(par 72, 6,043 yds.)

6

Marie Coors

71

T-10

Clare Connolly

73

T-20

Amanda Jakobsson

75

T-40

Vilde Eriksen

81

T-44

Kellianne May

83

Team

 

300 (3rd of 9 teams)