Women’s golf finishes oh-so-close on final day at NCAA regional

Women’s golf finishes oh-so-close on final day at NCAA regional

POOLER, Ga. – Saint Leo women's golf narrowly missed both team and individual chances to advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship, in Tuesday's final round at the NCAA South Super Regional at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.

The Lions finished fifth out of nine teams in the Super Regional with a 911, after carding a 305 (+17) in Tuesday's final round on the par 72, 6043-yard Savannah Quarters course.

Saint Leo was two strokes off the pace set by third-place finisher Nova Southeastern (909), and one stroke behind fourth-place Florida Tech (910).

The top three teams in the regional advance to the national championship event, along with the top three individuals not on the top three teams. Regional champion Rollins College (884) and Lynn (900) earned the right to advance to the national championship, along with Nova Southeastern.

Saint Leo senior Clare Connolly finished tied with Barry's Nicole Ferre in seventh place on the individual leaderboard for the third and final individual slot, and returned to 18 for a playoff hole. Ferre won the playoff after shooting par on the 349-yard, par-4 18, while Connolly bogeyed the hole.

Connolly was two-over on the front nine of her round and birdied the par-4 14 to go one-over on the back, and finished the day with a 75 and a 221 for the tournament.

Sophomore Marie Coors was tied for 12th on the individual leaderboard with a 225 (+9) over the 54-hole event, after firing a three-over 75 on Tuesday. Coors birdied three holes on the front nine and carded a 3 on the par-4 10 to start off the back nine.

Freshman Amanda Jakobsson fired a four-over 76 in the third round for a final score of 227, and was tied for 19th overall. Vilde Eriksen carded a seven-over 79 in her final round, and was 40th overall with a 239 for the tournament. Junior Kellianne May carded an 82 on Tuesday and a 243 overall, and was tied for 44th in the event.

Nova Southeastern's Mailen Domecq Chantry and Rollins' Annie Dulman tied for individual medalist honors after each recorded a 217 over the three-day tournament following a 75 on Tuesday. Limestone's Brittany LaPadula finished third overall with a three-day tally of 218, and claimed one of the three individual qualifiers to the national championship. Florida Tech's Guro Rambjoer fired a 76 (+4) on Tuesday and carded a 220 overall to claim the other individual championship berth.

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2015 NCAA South Super Regional
Final  – 36 holes

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


Clare Connolly

73-73-75 – 221


Marie Coors

71-79-75 – 225


Amanda Jakobsson

75-76-76 – 227


Vilde Eriksen

81-79-79 – 239


Kellianne May

83-78-82 – 243



300-306-305 - 911 (5th)