FORT MYERS, Fla. – With the tournament season approaching, the FGCU women’s golf team began competition with an event against The University of Missouri Saturday in Southwest Florida.
The teams began the two-round event with a mixed competition at Stoney Brook Golf Course Saturday morning.
FGCU and Missouri mixed teams to produce four foursomes, which played the two best balls on each team. Both teams were pleased with results as one foursome produced a score of under 10 through the first round. In addition to the team’s strong play, Mizzou’s Michelle Butler set a new course record at Stoney Brook with a score of 66.
Following the mixed competition, the teams played one round at Renaissance Golf Club on Saturday afternoon. The team’s tallied the top four scores to produce a team score with Missouri besting FGCU with a score of 301. The Eagles shot 318 on the afternoon.
“This event was a really great experience for the team,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “Being able to compete against Missouri and to get our competitive feet wet was great for the girls. We really appreciate the University of Missouri coming down to play with us and all of the spectators that came out to support us. We are also very appreciative of Stoney Brook and Renaissance for letting us utilize their facilities this weekend.”
“I’m so proud of the way the team competed and I can’t wait to continue our season,” Trew added.
The Eagles will begin their tournament schedule on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Florida State Roundup in Tallahassee, Fla. The team will compete in five events before battling for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in April.