Women's Golf Finishes 12th at Kansas Sunflower Invitational
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Following Tuesday’s final round of play at the season-opening Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan., the FGCU women’s golf team placed 12th on the 13-team leaderboard. Redshirt freshman Kristin Swindell (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River HS) led the Eagles, finishing in a tie for 22nd individually.

The Eagles entered the final day in 13th place with a two-round score of 658, however the final round 320 moved the Green and Blue into 12th place with a total score of 959 (331-327-320).

Tournament host Kansas topped the leaderboard the entire event, and went on to walk away with the tournament title with a score of 906 (303-298-305), 19 strokes better than Arkansas State’s 927 (315-302-310).

Swindell led the Eagles throughout the two-day tournament. The Bradenton, Fla. native carded a 77 on the final day to bring her three-round total to 237 (82-78-77) and finish in a five-way tie for 22nd on the 74-player leaderboard.

Sophomore Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) finished two strokes back of Swindell, submitting a 239 (79-82-78) to place in a tie for 31st. Concluding her first collegiate tournament, freshman Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS) recorded a three-round total of 245 (83-79-83) for share of 49th.

Freshman Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./JW Mitchell HS) rounded out the Eagle scoring. Van Etten finished in 67th place with a total of 259 (89-88-82).

The Green and Blue will return to the course when they head to Daytona Beach, Fla. to take part in the LPGA Xavier Invitational on October 12-14. Results and recaps from the tournament will be provided at FGCUAthletics.com at the conclusion of each day.

FGCU FINAL Results (12th; 331-327-320=978)
T-22. Kristin Swindell – 82-78-77/237
T-31. Georgia Price – 79-82-78/239
T-49. Sara Detlefsen – 83-79-83/245
67. Megan Van Etten – 89-88-82/259
WD. Briana Carlson – 87-WD-WD/ -

FINAL Tournament Standings
1. Kansas – 303-298-305 (+42)/906
2. Arkansas State – 315-302-310 (+63)/927
3. Kansas State – 305-314-309 (+64)/928
4. North Dakota State – 320-314-312 (+82)/946
5. Oral Roberts – 318-318-311 (+83)/947
6. New Mexico State – 324-326-301 (+87)/951
6. Middle Tennessee St. – 317-309-325 (+87)/951
6. Illinois State – 321-309-321 (+87)/951
9. UALR – 320-314-319 (+89)/953
10. Wichita State – 326-323-314 (+99)/963
11. Northern Iowa – 326-323-317 (+102)/966
12. FGCU – 331-327-320 (+114)/978

13. UMKC – 332-322-325 (+115)/979