Women’s golf looks to defend home course at Saint Leo Inv.

Women’s golf looks to defend home course at Saint Leo Inv.

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's golf team will be defending its home course this Monday and Tuesday as the Lions host 12 other teams in the 2016 Saint Leo Women's Golf Invitational.

Play begins Monday morning at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club's par 72, 6,133-yard North Course.

Joining the Lions, who are ranked 11th in Division II in the first release of the GolfStat relative rankings, in the field for the 2016 event will be No. 5 Barry, No. 8 Lynn, Florida Southern College, Flagler College, Florida Tech, University of Tampa, Armstrong State University, University of West Georgia, Eckerd College, University of Mount Olive, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Shorter University. A total of 14 individuals are also entered into the field.

Senior Marie Coors will lead the Saint Leo five for this event, with senior Sabrina Rumbaugh, and juniors Vilde Eriksen, Amanda Jakobsson, and Margine Arguello rounding out the scorers. Sophomores Emma Duncan, Alex Velez, and Mao Young, along with freshman Izzy Lawrence, will also compete as individuals for the Lions.

Coors took medalist honors last season after defeating Montevallo's Elaine Wood in a one-hole playoff. Both golfers had a 146 (+2) over 36 holes on the South Course.

Barry University is the defending champion of the Saint Leo Women's Golf Invitational, after winning the 2015 event with a two-day score of 300-296 – 596. The Buccaneers edged second-place Saint Leo by two strokes.

Florida Tech (589, +13) won the event in 2014, with the Panthers' Felicia Leftinger (142, -2) finishing atop the individual leaderboard.

Live scoring for the tournament can be found online at www.SaintLeoLions.com.

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