LAKELAND, Fla. –The Saint Leo women's golf team opened its spring season today with 36 holes at the Lady Moc Classic held at The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland, Fla. In a field of loaded competition, the team is currently in 10th place overall after firing a 307-315—622 in day one.
"We executed our game plan today and I thought our girls played well out of the gate this spring," Head Coach Erika Brennan said after the round. "There are certainly areas we can tidy up but overall I am pleased with their scores. Tomorrow the message is to play without expectations and to take it one shot at a time. I know that we are capable of taking it low."
The Lions were led by sophomore Clare Connolly who carded a 152 on the day. Connolly fired two rounds of 76 each to put herself tied for 16th on the individual leader board going into tomorrow's final round. A stroke behind Connolly was Lauren Petty with a 76-77—153, and two strokes behind her was Lauren Shuford who shot a 76 and 79 in the first two rounds. Rounding out the Lions in the fifth spot was Heather Petronis who shot a 79-83—162 in day one.
Saint Leo is five strokes behind Florida Tech and Seminole State—who are both currently tied for eighth place with a team score of 617.
Atop the team leaderboard going into tomorrow's final round is No. 1 ranked Nova Southeastern. The Sharks shot 590 as a team and are six strokes ahead of second-place Lynn University.
The Lions will get right back in action tomorrow for the final 18 holes of the tournament.
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