Women's Golf Sits in Seventh Place After Day One of U.S. Women's Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –The Saint Leo University women's golf team got back on the course on Monday at the United States Women's Invite at the Pine Island Country Club, where they shot a 320-319—639 to put position themselves in seventh place.

Saint Leo was led on the course by Lauren Shuford who fired an 81 in the first round but came up strong with a 73 in round two to put her total score for the day at 154. Shuford's total was strong enough to put her in the top 10 among individuals.

Clare Connolly came in next, firing a solid 78 in both the first and second rounds, which puts her in a tie for 13th place overall on the individual leaderboard. Lauren Petty came in six strokes behind Connolly with a 162 total for the first two rounds after firing a 79 and an 83. The Lions' captain Heather Petronis opened up the tournament with an 82 in the first round, but struggled in round two, shooting a 85. Rounding out the Lions was Alyssa Barrett—who fired a 93 and 91 respectively in the first two rounds.

The Lions are in a tie with Midwestern State for seventh place, and both teams trail sixth place UNC-Pembroke by eight strokes. At the top of the team leaderboard is Florida Southern who shot a 303-308—611.

The team will get right back out on the course for the final round tomorrow morning and hope to shave some strokes off their scores and climb their way up the leaderboard.