Coors fires 66 on last day to win Lady Panther Invite

Coors fires 66 on last day to win Lady Panther Invite

VIERA, Fla. – Saint Leo senior Marie Coors fired a 66 in Tuesday's third round on her way to medalist honors at the Florida Tech Lady Panther Invitational, which concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Duran Golf Club.

The 66 carded by Coors on Tuesday matches the Saint Leo record for top individual round, which she originally set in the first round of the 2014 Sunshine State Conference Women's Golf Championship.

Coors finished the tournament with a seven-under 209 to claim her second tournament championship of the spring and her fifth-straight top five finish. She carded seven birdies over her 18 holes on Tuesday, including three of the four par 5s.

Jamie Freedman of Nova Southeastern and Tuan-Yu Chiang of Seminole State were both seven strokes back of Coors, and finished the tournament at even par.

Junior Amanda Jakobsson fired a three-under 69 on Tuesday for a four-over 220 for the tournament, and was tied for fourth on the individual leaderboard. She started off the day with birdies on each of the first three holes, but carded just one more birdie – on the par 4 no. 16 – over the rest of the day.

Juniors Vilde Eriksen and Margine Arguello also finished among the top 20. Eriksen carded a two-over 74 in Tuesday's third round, and completed the 54 holes with a 230 (+14) to finish tied for 14th. Arguello shot a five-over 77 on Tuesday, and completed the tournament tied for 18th with a 233 (+17).

Freshman Izzy Lawrence completed the Saint Leo five, and she shot a three-over 75 on Tuesday – a vast improvement over the 83 and 81 she carded during Monday's first and second rounds. Lawrence finished 23rd overall on the leaderboard with a 239 (+23).

Sophomore Alex Velez, playing as an individual, turned in a round of 86 on Tuesday, and was tied for 35th overall with a 255 (+39).

Saint Leo finished second in the team standings with an 890 (+26) over the three rounds, just three strokes off the pace set by tournament champion Nova Southeastern. The Sharks posted a 292 on Tuesday and tallied 887 (+23) on their way to the title.

Seminole State College was third with a 901 (+37), followed by Florida Tech in fourth place with a 908 (+44).

Saint Leo women's golf now has just under two weeks to prepare for the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Women's Golf Championship, which will be held Sunday, April 23, through Tuesday, April 25, at the Country Club of Winter Haven.

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