Women’s golf finishes eighth at Flagler World Golf Invitational

Women’s golf finishes eighth at Flagler World Golf Invitational

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf climbed two spots on the team leaderboard over its first round result and finished eighth out of 18 teams at the Flagler College World Golf Invitational, Monday afternoon at the World Golf Village resort.

The Lions fired a 314 (+26) on Monday, a ten-stroke improvement over Sunday's first round score, and finished the 36-hole tournament with a 638.

Florida Tech won the tournament with a two-day total of 604 (+28), while Barry University carded a 618 (+42) to finish second. NAIA-member Keiser University placed third in this year's WGI after firing a 620 (+44). Sunshine State Conference-rival Nova Southeastern and Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) were tied for fourth on the leaderboard with a 621, followed by West Florida (624) and Shorter (636).

Marie Coors was the Saint Leo finisher in the tournament; she was among eight golfers tied for ninth overall with a two-day score of 154 (+10) including a seven-over 79 on Monday, a strong performance for the junior coming off surgery in late fall. With the Lions teeing off Monday's round on no. 10, Coors shot even par on the back nine and moved as high as second on the leaderboard. However she fired a seven-over during the second half of her round on the front nine, and carded a par on no. 9 to remain among the top 10.

Sophomore Vilde Eriksen carded a 77 on Monday and climbed 19 spots on the leaderboard with a two-day scored of 161 (+17), good enough to be tied for 40th. Sophomore Amanda Jakobsson fired a 79 and moved up 10 spots to a tie for 46th, after carding a 162 (+18) for the tournament.

Freshman Mao Young also climbed 10 places on the board, and was tied for 63rd with a 166 (+22). She fired a 79 on Monday, including birdies on nos. 4, 13, and 14, to finish seven-over for the day.

Junior transfer Sabrina Rumbaugh rounded out the Saint Leo five on Monday with a round of 86 and 168 (+24) for the tournament, and was 70th overall.

Keiser University's Elsa Westin and Florida Tech's Brittany LaPadula were tied atop the individual leaderboard with two-day totals of 146 (+2), and went to a third playoff hole before Westin emerged as the medalist. Westin's approach shot on no. 18 fell just two feet from the pin for a tap-in to win the tournament.

Saint Leo has two weeks to prepare for its next tournament, the Florida Southern Invitational on February 22-23 at Grasslands Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, Fla.

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