Ninth-Ranked Lions Claim Second Place Finish at Marjorie Whitney Invitational

Ninth-Ranked Lions Claim Second Place Finish at Marjorie Whitney Invitational

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – The No. 9 Saint Leo women's golf team concluded the final day of the Marjorie Whitney Invitational with a second place finish, carding a team score of 61-over 637 (320-317—637) at the par-72, 5,831 TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra, Fla., Tuesday afternoon.

Barry University (320-310—630) claimed the team title as they shot a second round 22-over 310 to bring their final day total to 54-over 630.

Claiming the individual medalist honor was Elia Folch Sola from Seminole State, who fired a three-over 75 on day two for a five-over 149 tournament-leading total.

Heather Petronis (82-76—158) posted a second day team best of four-over 76, improving six strokes from Monday's first round to finish in a tie for seventh.

Goeun Lee (73-80—153) held on to the overall team lead, compiling a nine-over 153 to finish fourth overall.  Clare Connolly wrapped up day two with a one-stroke improvement from her first outing, finishing with a 19-over 163 and concluding the tournament 14th overall.

Laura Huertas (81-84—165), playing as an individual, finished in a three-way tie at 16th, followed by Tricia Maloney, whose 22-over 166  (83-83—166) placed her fourth on the Lions' roster.

Ragna Olafsdottir improved nine strokes on her second time out, carding an eight-over 80 for a tournament 169.  Alyssa Barrett, who participated on day one, withdrew from the competition.

In total, the Lions collected 13 birdies, led by Lee with six.

The Saint Leo women's golf team returns to the fairway on October 10, when they participate in the NSU Shark Invitational at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.  For the latest news, updates, and information on the women's golf team, visit