Ocala, Fla. – One round remains at the at the 2013 Ocala Spring Invitational at the Juliette Falls Golf Course and the FGCU women’s golf team find themselves in a tie for 6th place in the 14-team field after day two. The Eagles moved up after being in a tie for 11th place after day one. Led by sophomore Chelsea Guoynes, (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) who currently sits in a tie for 6th place individually.
“We played so much better today, more like what we are capable of. I can’t say enough about Chelsea and Mei’s rounds,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “They stayed patient and didn’t force anything or do too much. We have been working hard this spring and I am excited to see the team’s effort paying off. Tomorrow is a new day and we are going to take the confidence from today’s round into it.
Mercer leads the tournament after two rounds with a total score of 584. Stetson (596), Toledo (596), Morehead State (604) and McNeese State (606) secure the top five spots on the leaderboard.
The Green and Blue opened the tournament with a score of 315 (27-over par) to position themselves in a tie for 11th on leaderboard after day one. The Eagles charged back on day two with a total score of 295 to move themselves up to the No. 6 spot on the leaderboard. The total team score of 295 on day two was the third lowest team score on the day and the second lowest in program history at FGCU.
Guoynes paced the Green and Blue through the first two rounds of competition. The sophomore finished the first round with a 3-over par (75) and then fired a 1-under par (71) in the second round to move into a tie for 6th place on the individual leaderboard.
Freshman Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane) also shot a 1-under par (71) and moved into a tie for 18th place after shooting an 8-over par 80 in day one.
Junior Megan Van Etten (Trinity Fla./JW Mitchell HS) moved back into a tie for 27th with a second round score of 78 (6-over par) after an opening round score of 75 (3-over par) had her in a tie for 18th place. Megan is participating as an individual and her score will not be tallied in the team score.
Freshman Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS) moved up on the leaderboard into a tie for 39th, with a second round score of 75 (3-over par).
Sophomore Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) currently sits in a tie for 50th after a second round score of 78 (6-over par). Freshman Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity Fla./JW Mitchell HS) finished out the five-player field for FGCU in a tie for 58th place after shooting a 6-over par (78) in round two.
The final round of the Ocala Spring Invitational is scheduled for a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Results and recaps will also be provided after each day on the FGCU Athletic website www.FGCUATHLETICS.com.
FGCU Results (T-6th; 315-295/610)
T-6. Chelsea Guoynes – 75-71/146
T-18. Mei Khuan Yong – 80-71/151
T-39. Sara Detlefsen – 80-75/155
T-50. Georgia Price – 80-78/158
T-58. Rebecca Van Etten – 83-78/161
T-18. Megan Van Etten – 75-78/153
Ocala Spring Invitational Leaderboard Day Two
1. Mercer – 293-291/584
T-2. Stetson – 297-299/596
T-2. Toledo – 298-298/596
4. Morehead State – 302-302/604
5. McNeese State – 312-294/606
T-6. FGCU – 315-295/610
T-6. Daytona State – 308-302/610
8. Western Carolina – 312-303/615
9. Appalachian State – 303-314/617
10. Western Kentucky – 303-315/618
11. FAU – 315-305/620
T-12. Rutgers – 314-314/628
T-12. Ohio – 320-308/628
14. Akron – 317-319/636