Women's Golf Wraps Up Day One at Pat Bradley Invitational
Sunday, October 31, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Following the opening round of play at the Pelican Preserve Country Club, the FGCU women’s golf team sits in seventh place in the field of 15 at the 33rd annual Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by FIU in Fort Myers, Fla. Leading the Eagles, sophomore Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus HS) holds a share of sixth place overall.

On day one the Eagles fired an opening round 308 to position themselves in seventh place, ahead of in-state rivals FIU (309), Stetson (311) and FAU (312) in eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively. The Blue and Green are just two strokes back of South Alabama, who holds sixth place with a 306, while Western Michigan leads the field with a round one 291.

Ranking among the day’s leaders in par 3 scoring (2.75), par 4 scoring (even), pars (12) and birdies (3), Carlson paces the FGCU squad into the tournament’s second round at even par 72, which is good for a share of sixth on the individual leaderboard.

“I’m pleased with the way Briana played through the opening round,” said first year head coach Meghan Spero. “She was really positive in her approach and was strong mentally in her game today. She’s really been working hard on these aspects of her game and I really feel that the results are starting to show.”

Also cracking the top 25 on the afternoon, senior Lina Elmsater (Stockholm, Sweden/Pfeiffer University) splits the 25th spot with three other individuals holding an opening round 76, while ranking in the top performers in par 3 and par 5 scoring (even).

Day two of the 33rd annual Pat Bradley Invitational at Pelican Preserve Country Club is set to tee-off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Monday. Tournament scoring is available on the Golf Stat website, or by CLICKING HERE.

Round One Results
T6 Briana Carlson 72
T25 Lina Elmsater 76
T34 Fabienne Haremza 78
T58 Megan Van Etten 82
T67 Katerina Toomalatai 84

Day One Team Leaderboard
1 Western Michigan U. 291
2 Daytona State College 293
3 North Texas, U. of 294
4 Maryland, U. of 300
5 Cincinnati, U. of 304
6 South Alabama, U. of 306
7 Florida Gulf Coast  308
8 Florida International 309
9 Stetson University 311
10 Florida Atlantic U. 312
11 Oakland University 314
12 Troy 315
13 Murray State Univ. 320
14 Bethune-Cookman Col. 329
15 Drake 330