Coors co-champion at Lady Moc Classic; Lions second overall

Senior Marie Coors was co-champion of the 2017 Lady Moc Classic after shooting a three-under 69 in Tuesday's third and final round, and carding a two-under 214 for the 54-hole tournament.
Senior Marie Coors was co-champion of the 2017 Lady Moc Classic after shooting a three-under 69 in Tuesday's third and final round, and carding a two-under 214 for the 54-hole tournament.

LAKELAND, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Marie Coors shot a three-under 69 in Tuesday's third and final round of the 2017 Florida Southern Lady Moc Classic, and finished the tournament as co-champion with a two-under 214 over the 54-hole event.

Coors was declared co-champion with Seminole State College's Tuan-Yu Chiang, who posted a four-under 68 on Tuesday. Coors and Chiang are the first golfers to break par in the 19-year history of the Lady Moc Classic, and the first to card a round in the 60s since the tournament moved to Grasslands Golf & Country Club in 2014.

As a team, Saint Leo finished second overall with a 54-hole score of 898 (+34), after carding a 298 in Tuesday's final round.

"I'm really happy with our play this week," said Tommy Baker, Saint Leo head women's golf coach. "This is our best finish in program history at the Lady Moc Classic. In the end, we played some exceptional golf from the first tee all the way through to the final green."

"The dedication and hard work Marie puts into her game on a daily basis came out this week. She remained patient all week despite the tough conditions," said Baker.

Saint Leo finished with four golfers among the top 28 in the field of 98.

Junior Amanda Jakobsson carded a 76 in Tuesday's third round and finished the tournament tied for 15th overall with a 10-over 226. Junior Margine Arguello also shot a 76 for her third round score, and was tied for 24th overall with a 54-hole total of 229 (+13).

Junior Vilde Eriksen was also tied for 24th overall at 229, after posting a 77 in the third round.

Freshman Izzy Lawrence shot a 77 over the final 18 holes, and was tied for 62nd overall with a 242 (+26).

Barry University captured the Lady Moc Classic team championship after finishing the tournament with an 895 (+31) – just three strokes ahead of second-place Saint Leo. Rollins College was third on the team leaderboard with a 900 (+36), while the host squad from Florida Southern finished fourth overall with a 903 (+39).

Saint Leo returns to the links on March 6-7 in Pooler, Ga., when they compete at the Armstrong State University Pirate Women's Invitational at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.

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