FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team will return to the course on Sunday morning, March 17th, as the Ocala Spring Invitational, hosted by Moorehead State University, begins at the Julliette Falls Golf Club in Ocala, Fla. The three-day tournament gets underway on Sunday morning and will conclude with a final round on Tuesday.
“This weekend will be a test of endurance. We play 2 events pretty much back to back with only one day in between,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “This event is new to our schedule, but we do have a couple of team members who have competed on this course before. They will be instrumental in helping us determine how to prepare and attack the course. We have been focusing a lot lately on our mental game and I think we will be successful if we go in with the goal of committing 100% to each shot and having fun playing the game.”
The 14-team field includes Akron, Appalachian State, Daytona State, FAU, Mercer, McNeese State, Morehead State, Ohio, Rutgers, Stetson, Toledo, Western Carolina and Western Kentucky.
The Eagles are coming off a tie for 15th place finish at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Invitational which saw sophomore Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) led the squad finishing in a tie for 41st place with a total score of 233.
The Ocala Spring Invitational will be played on the Julliette Falls golf course. Layout is a 6,269-yards, par-72 configuration. Sunday and Monday will be begin with tee times between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with FGCU teeing off between 8:18 a.m. and 8:54 a.m. Tuesday final round will be shotgun start beginning at 8:15 a.m.
The Green and Blue will sport the six-person lineup of junior Megan Van Etten (Trinity Fla./JW Mitchell HS), sophomores Price and Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) and freshmen Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity Fla./JW Mitchell HS) , Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS) and Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane). Megan Van Etten will play as an individual and her score will not count towards the Eagles’ final score.
Results and recaps will also be provided after each day on the www.FGCUATHLETICS.com.
Georgia Price, So.
Sara Detlefsen, Fr.
Rebecca Van Etten, Fr.
Chelsea Guoynes, So.
Mei Khuan Yong, Fr.