Women’s golf fourth after round one at World Golf Invite

Women’s golf fourth after round one at World Golf Invite

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf fired a nine-over 297 in Sunday's first round of the Flagler College World Golf Invitational, held Sunday afternoon at the World Golf Village Slammer and Squire Course.

The Lions are seven strokes off the pace set by Barry University, who sit atop the team standings with a one-over 289.

Defending champion Florida Tech is second with a 290 (+2), while Nova Southeastern carded a 296 (+8) to finish the day in third place.

Junior Amanda Jakobsson ended the round as the top Saint Leo golfer on the individual leaderboard. She fired a one-under 71 on the par 72, 6,049-yard Slammer & Squire Course, and stands alone in fifth place.

Barry's Tilda Larsson leads the field with a four-under 68, with Aldana Foigel from Nova Southeastern trailing Larsson by one stroke. Barry's Noemie Pare and Florida Tech's Guro Rambjoer are one stroke ahead of Jakobsson at two-under (70), and tied for third place.

Senior Marie Coors shot an even-par 72, and is tied with in sixth place with Shorter's Dallas Vaughn and Florida Tech's Brittany LaPadula. Senior Sabrina Rumbaugh and freshman Izzy Lawrence each fired a five-over 77, and are tied for 27th overall heading into the second round. Junior Margine Arguello carded a six-over 78, and is tied for 35th in the field 97 golfers.

Round two of the World Golf Invitational takes place on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Slammer & Squire Course. Saint Leo's competitors will begin from the No. 1 tee starting at 8:54 a.m.

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