Women’s golf takes team and individual titles at Lander Invite

Women’s golf takes team and individual titles at Lander Invite

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Saint Leo women's golf successfully defended its Lander Invitational team title, completing the 2015 tournament on Sunday with a five-under 571.

Sophomore Amanda Jakobsson took medalist honors with a two-day tally of 137 (-7), after carding a one-under 71 on Sunday.

The Lions enjoyed a comfortable lead heading into Sunday's second round on the par 72, 5801-yard Old South Golf Links course, after carding a 279 on Saturday. Saint Leo combined to shoot a 292 on Sunday to capture the Lander Invitational team title for the second year in a row.

THE LOW DOWN

  • Jakobsson's title is the first of her collegiate career, and her second top-five collegiate finish. Both her rounds were under par with a 66 on Saturday to go with Sunday's 71.
  • Sophomore Marie Coors fired a 70 on Sunday, Saint Leo's lowest round of the day, to finish second with a six-under 138. The result was the sixth top-five finish in her collegiate career.
  • Junior Minta Yin combined Saturday's 72 with a 77 on Sunday, carding a five-over 149 for the tournament to finish tied for 19th. Sophomore Vilde Eriksen fired a 78 on Sunday, and finished tied for 25th with a seven-over 151. Junior Mao Young, who carded a 78 on Saturday in her first competitive round of the season, rallied to shoot 74 on Sunday and climb 12 spots up the leaderboard. She finished tied for 27th with an eight-over 152.
  • Sophomore Margine Arguello also showed improvement on day two at the Lander Invitational, and shot 82 to finish with a 166 while playing as an individual.

THE REST OF THE FIELD

Sunshine State Conference-rival Florida Tech finished second with a two-day tally of 587, 16 shots off the pace set by the Lions. The Panthers carded a 291 on Sunday, one stroke better than the Lions.

UNC-Pembroke was third with a 589, with Montevallo finishing fourth (592) and Flagler College placing fifth (593). The Flagler Saints had Sunday's low team round with a 290, but still finished 22 shots behind the Lions.

Saint Leo has three weeks to prepare for its next event – the 2015 Saint Leo Invitational at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, on Monday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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