Women’s golf fifth after two rounds at Armstrong Invite

Women’s golf fifth after two rounds at Armstrong Invite

POOLER, Ga. – Saint Leo women's golf carded rounds of 305 and 304 to finish the day in fifth place among 12 teams at the Armstrong State University Pirate Women's Invitational, Monday at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.

The Lions 36-hole tally of 609 put them 33 over par, four strokes behind fourth-place University of West Florida (605, +29).

Dallas Baptist shot a scorching 281 in Monday's second round to finish the first two rounds with an 11-over 587. The Patriots will enter Tuesday's third and final round with an 11 stroke lead over Florida Tech; the Panthers are second with a 598 (+22). Young Harris College is third after firing a 604 (+28) in Monday's first and second rounds.

Senior Marie Coors rallied from an opening round 76 to card a 73 in the second round, and completed the first 36 holes with a five-over 149. She is tied with five other golfers for seventh place. Junior Amanda Jakobsson also finished the day among the top 20, after shooting rounds of 76 and 75 respectively to finish up at seven-over with a 151.

Freshman Izzy Lawrence also showed significant improvement over the two rounds. Lawrence shot an 80 in the first round, but fired a 76 on her second trip around the course to card a 12-over 156 through 36 holes and is tied for 26th.

Junior Margine Arguello finished the first day two strokes back of Lawrence and tied for 28th, after a two-round total of 157 (+13). Arguello was tied for eighth on the individual leaderboard after firing a 74 in the first round, but she followed up with an 83 in Monday's second 18 holes.

Junior Vilde Eriksen and sophomore Alex Velez were both tied at 35th overall with scores of 159 (+15). Eriksen shot a 79 and 80 in Monday's two rounds, while Velez, playing as an individual, also carded rounds of 79 and 80.

Dallas Baptist golfers Addison Mitchell and Sarah Kim hold the top two spots on the individual leaderboard. Mitchell shot rounds of 74 and 68 respectively for a 36-hole total of 142 (-2), while Kim answered her first round score of 78 with a 66 in the second round, and finished the day with an even-par 144.

Tuesday's second round begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the par 72, 5,947 yard Savannah Quarters course. The Lions will start on holes no. 4 (Coors), no. 5 (Lawrence & Jakobsson), no. 6 (Eriksen & Arguello), and no. 15 (Velez).

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