Lions Capture 6th Place in Armstrong Pirate Invitational

POOLER, Ga. – Despite freezing temperatures and harsh winds, the Saint Leo women's golf team rallied on the second day of the Armstrong Pirate Women's Golf Invitational to finish in sixth place among the 16-team field. Freshman Marie Coors led the Lions to a team score of 655 on the par-72, 5,878-yd. Savannah Quarters Country Club course, Tuesday afternoon.

Finishing the tournament tied for 17th place, Coors shot nine-over in the second round to earn a score of 161 in two rounds. Her placement marked the first time since September that Coors has finished in first place for the Lions' squad.

Shooting an 80 on Monday and an 83 in Tuesday's round, junior Lauren Petty finished tied for 21st place among the 83-woman field, posting a score of 163.

After capturing a hole-in-one on Monday, junior Clare Connelly led the Lions' effort in Tuesday's round, shooting a 79 to finish the tournament with a score of 165. The effort tied her for 28th place.

Senior Lauren Shuford posted a score of 81 on Tuesday as well, earning her a tie for 37th place with a score of 169. Senior Heather Petronis rounded out the group with a final score of 173.

No. 18 Armstrong captured the first-place prize with a team score of 619 for the tournament. Their finish came four strokes under the second place team, Flagler College.

Taking home the individual accolades were No. 18 Armstrong's Kiley Mettler and Jenna Birch. The pair earned first and second place, respectively.

The Saint Leo women's golf team will return to action on Monday, March 17 when they visit Shula's Golf Club in Miami, Fla. for another two-day, 54-hole tournament.

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