@FGCU_WGOLF Starts Strong at FSU Match Up
Friday, February 14, 2014 | by Jamie Church (@jlchurch)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While other FGCU teams are battling Mercer in the Atlantic Sun standings, the FGCU women’s golf team paired with the Bears Friday at the FSU Match Up at Southwood Golf Course.

The A-Sun foes competed together in the unique format to produce a +32 combined score to rank fourth among the team pairings.

As a team, the Eagles produced a score of 310 to sit in 10th place, ahead of Kansas State and 17 strokes behind leader South Carolina.  In a field of strong competitors, the team sits just 12 strokes out of the top five.

“I’m proud of the way we played today,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “I think we had some nerves right out of the gate but we managed to calm down.  After nine holes we were right in the thick of things but the back nine was playing pretty tough today across the board.  We just need to figure out how to score a little better on that side tomorrow.”

Individually, the Eagles were led by Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus High School.  Carlson tied for 27th place after the first round with a score of +4.  The senior was among the field leaders with five birdies on the day.

Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy) finished the first round tied at 34th with a score of +5, while Georgia Price (Bude, England/Fort Myers High School) finished at 40th with a card of +6.

The Eagles’ individuals were rounded out with 44-place finished from Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane) and Megan Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell HS) who both carded scores of +7.

The Green and Blue will continue play at the FSU Match Up on Saturday at the Southwood Golf Club.  The three-day, 54-hole tournament features individual and team components, with FGCU being teamed with Mercer during team competition.

Team Results

T1. South Carolina 293
T1. Texas A&M 293
3. Florida State 294
4. Clemson 297
T5. Virginia 298
T5. Mercer 298
7. Furman 302
8. Miss. State 305
9. Kansas 309
10. FGCU 310
11. Kansas State 315 

Individual Results

T27. Briana Carlson 76
T34. Sara Detlefsen 77
T40. Georgia Price 78
T44. Megan Van Etten 79
T44. Mei Khuan Yong 79


Paired Team Results
Florida State/Texas A&M  +11
Clemson/Virginia  +19
South Carolina/Miss. State  +22
Mercer/FGCU  +32
Furman/Kansas  +35
Mississippi State/Kansas State  +44