Women’s golf rallies to finish 8th after day one at UWF Invite

Women’s golf rallies to finish 8th after day one at UWF Invite

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf recovered from a rough first round with a well-played second trip around the Marcus Pointe Golf Club, and finished the day eighth out of 18 teams after 36 holes on Monday at the University of West Florida Argonaut Invitational.

The Lions shot a 324 (+36) over its first 18 holes on the par 72, 6,036-yard Marcus Pointe course, recording only two birdies in the round – both by sophomore Amanda Jakobsson, on no. 3 and no. 17. Jakobsson turned in the only sub-80 round with a 76 (+4), and Saint Leo headed into the second round in 12th place.

Saint Leo found its game in the second round, shaving 11 strokes off its score for a 313 (+25) and carding the fifth-best score of the second round.

Sophomore Vilde Eriksen and junior Sabrina Rambaugh each fired a five-over 77 in round two to pace the Lions, while Jakobsson carded an eight-over 80 for a 36-hole total of 156. Jakobsson is the top Saint Leo entry on the individual leaderboard heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes, tied for 17th overall.

Rumbaugh is tied for 28th with a two-round tally of 158 (+14), while Eriksen is tied for 34th with a 160 (+16).

Freshman Mao Young ended the day 59th overall with a 36-hole total of 164 (+20), while senior Kellianne May is tied for 62nd with a 166 (+22).

Rollins' Lexie Toth sits atop the individual leaderboard with a four-over 148, while a trio of golfers – Nova Southeastern's Aldana Foigel, Lee's Bernadette Little, and Florida Southern's Shannon McKew – each have a six-over 150.

Rollins College leads the team leaderboard with a 607, after carding a 302 in the first round. Lee University, ranked 23rd in the GolfStat rankings coming into the Argonaut Invitational, is second with a 612. Top-ranked Florida Tech is third with a 618, while the host squad from West Florida is 10 strokes off the pace in fourth place with a 626.

Third-round play in the Argonaut Invitational begins on Tuesday, April 5, with a 9:00 a.m. ET start.

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