Women’s golf tied for second at Southern Miss. tourney

Women’s golf tied for second at Southern Miss. tourney

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Saint Leo women's golf battled for the top spot on the leaderboard throughout 36 holes over the first two rounds, and finished the day tied for second out of 11 teams at the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle Invitational, Monday at the Hattiesburg Country Club.

The Lions fired a 613 (+37) over 36 holes, and are tied with the host Southern Miss squad. Barry University sits atop the team leaderboard with a total of 606 (+30).

Stetson is one stroke behind Saint Leo and Southern Miss in fourth place, while West Florida is a distant fifth after carding a 626 (+50) over the first two rounds.

Junior Sabrina Rumbaugh is the top Lion on the individual leaderboard, after carding rounds of 78 and 72 for a six-over 150. She is tied with Stetson's Kristine Odaiyar for third overall, just four strokes off individual leader Tilda Larsson with a two-over 146. Her Barry teammate, Maria Paola Fiorio, is one stroke behind in second place.

Rumbaugh recorded four birdies in Monday's second round – two on the front nine and two on the back – on her way to an even-par round. She had just two birdies in the first round, as did sophomores Amanda Jakobsson and Vilde Eriksen.

Jakobsson was tied for 10th after firing a 36-hole score of 153 (+7), while Eriksen completed the day tied for 14th with a 10-over 154.

Junior Marie Coors finished the day tied for 23rd overall with a 12-over 156, while senior Kellianne May heads into the final round tied for 41st overall with a 162 (+19).

Play continues in the 2016 Southern Miss. Lady Eagle Invitational on Tuesday, March 8, with round three, which will begin with an 8:00 a.m. (CT) shotgun start.

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