Women’s golf atop of leaderboard at Babs Steffens Invite after 18

Women’s golf atop of leaderboard at Babs Steffens Invite after 18

DELAND, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf sits atop the leaderboard after the first 18 holes played at the Babs Steffen Invitational hosted by Stetson University at the Victoria Hills Golf Course Saturday. Junior Amanda Jakobsson led the Lions after carding a one-over 73 to sit in fourth place.

Saint Leo carded a ten-over 298 on the par-72, 5,907-yard course following the first 18 holes to finish round one atop the leaderboard alone. The Lions hold a four-stroke lead over second-place Stetson and Boston with a 302 (+14). Zhangcheng Guo (Boston University) and Jamie Susanin (Dartmouth College) are tied for first after the first round as they both shot a one-under 71. 

Jakobsson fired off a one-over 73 behind three birdies on her round. Jakobsson finished with a two-over on the front nine before a one-under on the back to end the day at one-over.

Senior Marie Coors was second on the team as she is tied for seventh after the first round following a two-over, 74 Saturday. Coors found two birdies on the day where she shot one-over on the front and the back to end the day at two-over.

Juniors Margine Arguello and Vilde Eriksen, freshman Izzy Lawrence rounded out the Lions' five golfers, as they all finished within the top 20 golfers on the day. Arguello finished the highest of the three with a three-over 75 to tie for 11th. Lawrence and Eriksen both tied for 16th after carding four-over 76's. Lawrence recorded two birdies on the day where Eriksen tallied one.

Sunday's second round starts at 11:05 a.m. at the Victoria Hills Golf Course with all golfers going off of the 10th tee. The Lions tee off at 1:29 p.m. (Izzy Lawrence), 1:38 p.m. (Margine Arguello), 1:47 (Marie Coors), 1:56 p.m. (Amanda Jakobsson) and 2:05 p.m. (Vilde Eriksen). 

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