Women’s golf second after day 1 at NCAA South Super Regional

Women’s golf second after day 1 at NCAA South Super Regional

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Saint Leo sophomore Margine Arguello fired a two-under 70 and finished the day second on the individual leaderboard, following Monday's first round at the NCAA Division II South Super Regional at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club.

That performance helped propel the Lions to a second-place finish through the first 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament, after carding a team round of eight-over (296). Saint Leo is one stroke off the pace of tournament leader Nova Southeastern (295, +7), and one stroke ahead of Sunshine State Conference champion Rollins (297, +9).

Arguello, who played in four rounds during the 2015-16 season coming into this week's super regional, birdied a pair of par 5s – no. 2 and no. 5 – and shot par on the remaining 16 holes of the par 72, 6,036-yard Marcus Pointe course.

SSC medalist Marie Coors also finished round one among the top 10, along with SSC second-place finisher Vilde Eriksen. Coors shot a two-over 74 and is tied for eighth on the individual leaderboard, after carding birdies on no. 17 and no. 5.  Eriksen fired a three-over 75 to finish tied for 10th overall, and had birdies on no. 2 and no. 11.

Junior Sabrina Rumbaugh finished the day tied for 28th, after carding a five-over 77 through the first 18 holes. Sophomore Amanda Jakobsson recorded birdies on no. 2 and no. 10, but bogeyed five of her final seven holes of the day on her way to a seven-over 79 to finish tied for 48th.

Florida Tech's Felicia Leftinger holds the lead after the first day of play with a three-under 69, just one stroke ahead of Arguello. Rollins' Hally Leadbetter and Nova Southeastern's Aldana Foigel are tied for third overall with a one-under 71, while Rollins golfer Annie Dulman fired an even-par 72 to open the tournament.

The Lions will return to the course on Tuesday morning for round 2 of the Division II South Super Regional. Saint Leo will tee-off from hole no. 1 starting at 9:20 a.m., with Arguello going at 10:00 a.m.

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