February 10, 2014

Women’s Golf Places 2nd in First Round of World Golf Invitational

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's golf team concluded day one of the World Golf Invitational sitting in second place after shooting a team total of 310 on Sunday afternoon at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course in St. Augustine, Fla.    The Lions currently trail top-ranked Lynn University, who posted a first round total of 294 after 18 holes.

Junior Lauren Petty leads the efforts for the Lions, sitting second among the 93-woman field.  Her score of even par 72 on the 6010 yard course, put her just three strokes behind the leader, Jessica Bradley, from Lynn.

Five strokes behind Petty is Junior Clare Connolly, whose five-over-77 puts her tied at 13th place, while seven-over has Senior Lauren Shuford sitting tied for 22nd.  Rounding out the group is freshman Marie Coors who sits 41st, and senior Heather Petronis who rests at 62nd on the day.    

The Lions currently hold onto second place out of a 17 team field, and sit behind Lynn who lead with a six-over 294.  Third place is currently being held in a three-way tie by Carson-Newman, Columbus State, and West Georgia, who all posted a 26-over 314 after day one.

The Lions continue their play on Monday, when they take part in the final round of the World Golf Invite, hosted by Flagler College.

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