Women’s golf finishes fourth at Southern Miss tourney

Women’s golf finishes fourth at Southern Miss tourney

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Junior Sabrina Rumbaugh and sophomore Amanda Jakobsson tied for sixth overall to lead Saint Leo women's golf to a fourth place finish at the Southern Miss Lady Eagle Invitational, Tueday at the Hattiesburg Country Club.

Jakobsson carded a four-over 76 in Tuesday's third round on the par 72, 6,228-yard Hattiesburg course – the lowest Saint Leo round of the day – and finished with a 13-over 229. Rumbaugh fired a seven-over 79 in the final round, and posted a three-round tally of 229. That score gave Rumbaugh her first top-20 finish since joining the Lions for the spring semester.

Junior Marie Coors shot a five-over 77 on Tuesday to finish the tournament with a 233 (+17). Sophomore Vilde Eriksen carded an 84 and completed the 72 holes with a 238 (+22), and recorded Saint Leo's only birdie on the back nine with a three on the par-4 18th hole.

Saint Leo carded a 314 on Tuesday and finished the tournament with a 927 (+63), trailing third-place Stetson by just five strokes. Barry University won the tournament with a 905 (+41), after the Bucs recorded a tournament-low 299 on Tuesday. The host squad from Southern Mississippi shot a 920 (+56) and finished second.

Barry's also claimed the top two spots on the individual leaderboard. Maria Paola Fiorio and Tilda Larsson both completed the 54 holes with a three-over 219, and shared medalist honors. Stetson's Kristine Odaiyar was third with a nine-over 225, followed by Jacksonville State's Melania Bajo Geijo (226, +10) and Southern Miss' Valentina Haupt (227, +11).

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