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@FGCU_WGOLF Finishes First Round Among Top Half at JMU Eagle Landing Invitational
Friday, March 14, 2014 | by Jamie Church (@jlchurch)
Chelsea Guoynes went 1-under in her first round of the spring
Chelsea Guoynes went 1-under in her first round of the spring

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – After one round of play at the 2014 JMU Eagle Landing Invitational, the FGCU women’s golf team maintains an eighth-place standing with a team score of 301.  The Eagles sit just 10 strokes behind tournament leader, Delaware and only five strokes out of the top five.

“Today was overall a decent round,” said head coach Sarah Trew.  “I think we put ourselves in good position and we are looking to move up tomorrow.  You cannot win a tournament during the first round but you can certainly lose it and I think we did a good job of putting together some solid scores.  We managed our emotions much better today and as a result put up some good numbers.  I am especially proud of Chelsea [Guoynes] for coming out and posting a 71.  This is her first tournament of the spring and she came out and played some fearless golf.  I think if we stick with the same game plan tomorrow and be patient that our birdie putts will fall, we will put up a good number.”

Individually, the Eagles were led by Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central High School) who carded a 1-under score of 71 in her first round in a tournament this spring.  Guoynes started on 10 and birdied her first hole before recording a bogey and another birdie to conclude the front nine.  Birdies on one and three dropped her score to -3 but the junior recorded bogeys on six and eight to finish at 1-under.  Guoynes currently ranks tied for third in the field of 93 golfers.

Junior Georgia Price (Bude, England/Fort Myers High School) finished the first round tied for 12th with a 1-over score of 73.  Price recorded a perfect front nine and carded just one bogey on the second hole to finish at 73.

Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus High School) produced a score of 74 in the first round and sits among the top-25 at a tie for 23rd.  Carlson birdied her first two holes before bogeying three holes on the front nine and another in the back nine.

Rounding out the team score was Rebecca VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) VanEtten finished with a score of +11 to rank 84th in the field.  The sophomore carded two double-bogeys and seven bogeys in her first 18 holes of the tournament.

Sophomore Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane) competed as an individual in the tournament and finished the first round tied at 44th.  Khuan Yong carded a score of 76 in the opening round to sit four above par.

This three-day event is in its sixth year and includes 16 teams. The Landing Golf Club features a par-72 open links style course designed by Clyde Johnston.  The course is laid out over 7,037 yards.  The second round will tee off at 8 a.m. on Saturday with a final round to be played on Sunday.

 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS
1.Delaware 291
2.Georgia State 292
3.Elon 293
4.Western Carolina 295
5.Southern Illinois 296
T6.Wofford College 300
T6.James Madison 300
8. FGCU 301
9.Stephen F. Austin 302
T10.Morehead State 303
T10.Samford 303
12.Stetson 305
T13. Richmond 306
T13. UNCG 306
15.Daytona State College 307
16. Georgetown 314 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T3. Chelsea Guoynes 71
T12. Georgia Price 73
T23. Briana Carlson 74
T44. Mei Khuan Yong 76
T84. Rebecca VanEtten 83