@FGCU_WGOLF Ranks 12th After Round One of the LPGA Xavier Invitational
Saturday, October 05, 2013 | by Jamie Church (@jlchurch)
Briana Carlson led the Eagles through the first round at the LPGA Xavier Invitational
Briana Carlson led the Eagles through the first round at the LPGA Xavier Invitational

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After the first round of play at LPGA International Golf Course, the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s golf team holds 12th place at the LPGA Xavier Invitational.  The Eagles shot a team score of 321 through the first 18 holes and currently sit 21 strokes behind tournament leader and local team, Daytona State.

“Today was a really rough day for us,” explained head coach Sarah Trew.  “We are a much better team than the score we put up.  We had a lot of big numbers out there and that makes it difficult to put together a decent score.  Tomorrow we need to focus more on missing in places that we can recover from and make sure we minimize our mistakes.”

Senior Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus High School) led the Eagles through the first 18 holes with a score of 77.  Carlson began the round on the first hole and carded a 39 on the front nine.  She followed with a 38 on the back nine to finish tied for 21st among the field of nearly 100 golfers.

Junior Georgia Price (Bude, England/Fort Myers High School) ranked second for the Green and Blue with a score of 79 and a ranking of 40th in the field.  Price saw a front nine score of 37 before adding several strokes to her card with a 42 on the back nine.

Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central High School) finished among the top half of competitors and just one stroke behind Price with a score of 80, while Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane) carded an 85.  Emma Smyser (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast High School) rounded out the Eagles’ lineup with an 86.

The LPGA Xavier Invitational will continue Sunday and Monday with a round of 18 each day.  Results can be found at FGCUAthletics.com and at GolfStat.com. 


FGCU Players
T21: Briana Carlson (77)
T40: Georgia Price (79)
T50: Chelsea Guoynes (80)
T74: Mei Khuan Yong (85)
T79: Emma Smyser (86)


Round One Results
1 Daytona St. College 300
2 Morehead State - KY 302
3 Xavier University 304
4 Mercer University 305
University of North Florida 305
6 Stetson University 309
7 North Dakota State 312
8 McNeese State 313
9 Samford University 315
Illinois State 315
11 South Dakota State U 317
12 Florida Gulf Coast U 321
13 Bethune-Cookman 326
14 Northern Kentucky 330
15 Creighton University 332
University of South Dakota 332
17 Florida Atlantic U. 333
18 University of North Dakota 356