Women's Golf Finishes in a Tie for 15th Place at The Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 | by Matt Judd
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Price carded a final round score of 78 to finish tied for 41st.
Price carded a final round score of 78 to finish tied for 41st.

Kiawah Island, S.C. – Following Tuesday’s final round of play at the 2013 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the FGCU women’s golf team finished in a tie for 15th place in the 32-team field. Led by sophomore Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) who finished in a tie for 41st after shooting 233 over three rounds and carding a 78 (6-over par) in the final round.

"Today we played a little better. We are so close to puting three good rounds together," said head coach Sarah Trew. "I am excited to put in some hard work the rest of the week and get to the next event."

Campbell won the tournament after posting scores of 299 on the final two rounds, for a total team score of 899 (301-299-299). Host College of Charleston led the tournament through the first two rounds but a final round total team score of 306 left them three strokes behind Campbell. Troy (906), Richmond (914) and UNCG (917) rounded out the final top five spots.

The Green and Blue opened the tournament with a score of 311 (23-over par) to position themselves in a tie for seventh on leaderboard after day one. The Eagles stumbled on day two with a total score of 320 (32-over par) and dropped to the 18th spot on the leaderboard. In the final round, the Eagles fought back with a total score of 312 (24-over par) in the final round to climb into a tie for 15th place with a total team score of 943.

Price has led the Green and Blue through all three rounds of competition. The sophomore finished the final round with a 6-over par (78), good for a tie for 41st place in the 172-player field.

Redshirt freshman Kristin Swindell (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River HS) finished the tournament tied for 52nd place with scores of 78-78-79 for a total score of 235, redshirt junior Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus HS) ended in a tie for 62nd with a final score of 236 (82-81-73).

Freshman Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS) and sophomore Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) rounded out the FGCU scorecard in a tie for 85th and 123rd place, respectively. Detlefsen faltered the final two rounds with scores of 80 and 83 after opening the tournament with a 77. The Eagan Mich. native, finished with a total score of 240. Guoynes stayed consistent through all three rounds, shooting scores of 83-83-82 for a final score of 248.

The Green and Blue will take a week off before returning to the course Sunday, March 17th to play in the three-day Ocala Spring Invitational hosted by Morehead State.

FGCU Results (T-15th; 311-320-312/943)                                           
T-41. Georgia Price – 74-81-78/233
T-52. Kristin Swindell – 78-78-79/235
T-62. Briana Carlson – 82-81-73/236
T-85. Sara Detlefsen – 77-80-83/240
T-123. Chelsea Guoynes – 83-83-82/248

Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic Leaderboard
1. Campbell – 301-299-299/899
2. College of Charleston – 292-304-306/902
3. Troy U. – 302-308-296/906
4. Richmond – 306-299-309/914
5. UNCG – 314-299-304/917
T-6. Daytona State College – 302-310-309/921
T-6. Oral Roberts – 312-303-306/921
8. Elon – 310-306-307/923
9. Central Arkansas – 311-310-303/924
10. Jacksonville St. – 312-302-315/929
11. Samford – 311-314-305/930
12. Longwood – 316-312-304/932
13. Winthrop – 316-308-311/935
14. St. John’s – 312-318-310/940
T-15. FGCU – 311-320-312/943
T-15. Wofford – 314-316-313/943
17. Charleston Southern – 320-319-305/944
18. North Florida – 316-314-317/947
19. Newberry – 315-318-319/952
20. High Point – 316-312-325/953
21. Radford – 317-329-310/956
22. Presbyterian College – 320-315-330/965
23. Stephen F. Austin St. – 329-315-324/968
24. Tennessee Tech – 324-328-323/975
25. Western Kentucky – 330-328-319/977
26. IUPUI – 327-332-330/989
27. Bucknell – 326-329-335/990
28. Marshall – 328-336-327/991
29. Loyola Chicago – 344-331-324/999
T-30. Fairleigh Dickinson – 333-354-330/1017
T-30. The Citadel – 337-346-334/1017
32. Towson – 339-345-346/1030