February 25, 2013

Women's Golf Sits in 10th Place After Opening Day of Lady Moc Classic

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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