Saint Leo Finishes 7th in the Lady Moc Golf Classic

LAKELAND, Fla. – After finishing the first day of the Lady Moc Golf Classic tied in eighth place, the Saint Leo women's golf team finished their final two rounds in a tie for seventh place. The Lions finished play with a total score of 314-304-307—925 at the Par 72, 6,085-yd. Grasslands Golf and Country Club.

Junior Clare Connolly led the way for the Lions carding a 74-73-71—218, placing her in a tie for third overall on the individual leaderboard. Also attaining a top-20 finish was junior Lauren Petty, who finished tied for twentieth with a score of 77-77-74—228.

The Lions' total score of 925 as a team was 39 strokes behind the defending National Champions, Lynn University, and 23 strokes behind the fourth-place finishing Florida Tech Panthers.

Rounding things out for the Green and Gold were Lauren Shuford, finishing 48th overall with a score of 238, Marie Coors, tying for 58th at 243, and Heather Petronis, who finished tied for 81st.

Samantha Smolen of Lynn University finished one stroke ahead of Nova Southeastern University's Katrina Wang to finish first overall on the individual leaderboard. Smolen shot an even par 216 for the tournament.

The Saint Leo women's golf team returns to action on Monday, March 3, when they compete in the Pirate Invitational hosted by Armstrong Atlantic University at Savannah Quarters Golf and Country Club in Savannah, Ga.

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