Women’s golf holding onto second at NCAA Super Regional

Women’s golf holding onto second at NCAA Super Regional

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf placed three among the top 10 through 36 holes and held onto second place out of 12 teams at the 2016 NCAA Division II South Super Regional at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club.

The Lions fired a 298 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 594 (+18), just four shots behind a Nova Southeastern squad that tops the leaderboard at 590 (+14).

Rollins College is one stroke behind the Lions at 595 (+15), while fourth-place West Florida is further back in the field at 602 (+26).

Sophomore Margine Arguello remains the top Saint Leo golfer in the field. She carded a four-over 76 on the par 72, 6,036-yard Marcus Pointe course, and is tied with Florida Tech's Felicia Leftinger for fourth overall at 146 (+2)  for the tournament. After a five-over on the front nine, Arguello made seven pars and one birdie on the back nine to make her 76.

Junior Marie Coors remained among the top 10 with a two-over 74 on Tuesday, giving her a four-over 148 through 36 holes. Coors shot par on 14 out of 18 holes, and carded a birdie on no. 15. She is tied for seventh overall with Montevallo's Elaine Wood, whom Coors defeated in a one-hole playoff to take medalist honors at the Saint Leo Invitational earlier this season.

Sophomore Vilde Eriksen fired a two-over 74 in round two for a two-day tally of 149 (+5), to finish the day in a four-way tie for ninth on the individual leaderboard. Eriksen paced the team with three birdies – all on the back nine, including two of her final three holes of the day.

Sophomore Amanda Jakobsson capped round two with a birdie on no. 18, and shot a two-over 74 on the day giving her a 153 (+9) for the tournament. Junior Sabrina Rumbaugh turned in a six-over 78 for the second round, and heads into Wednesday with an 11-over 155.

Nova Southeastern's Jamie Freedman is atop the individual leaderboard with a one-under 143 through 36 holes, after firing a two-under 70 in Tuesday's second round. West Florida's Paloma Vaccaro shot a five-under 67 in round two, and is at even-par for the tournament with Nova Southestern's Aldana Foigel.

The Lions conclude play at the NCAA South Super Regional on Wednesday morning, with the first Saint Leo golfers teeing off at 9:30 a.m. from hole no. 1 Arguello with go out with the final group, which tees off at 10:10 a.m.

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