Eagles Earn Top Five Finish at 2010 JU Classic
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the 2010 JU Classic came to a close on Tuesday afternoon, the FGCU women’s golf team finished in fifth place out of the 11-team field. The two-day, two-round event took place at the Hidden Hills Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla. The Eagles had three participants place in the individual top 25.

On the team leaderboard, the Eagle five combined for a score of 635 (323-312) placing them in fifth, ahead of Bradley (637 (321-316)) and tournament host Jacksonville (644 (322-322)). The Blue and Green were tied for seventh after day one with Presbyterian College, who finished the tournament in ninth place with a 656 (323-333).

Daytona State College was alone atop the leaderboard after day one and took home the team title at the conclusion of day two, with a tournament record score of 596 (298-298).

FGCU had three participants place inside the top 25 out of the 61 individuals. Senior Amber Pedersen (St. Petersburg, Fla.) took 15th overall with a 157 (80-77) while freshman Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla.) submitted a 158 (84-74), which tied for 16th on the individual board. Junior Lina Elmsater (Solna, Sweden) also placed in the top 25 with a 161 (82-79), tying with Bethune-Cookman’s Maria Urquiola for 24th overall.

Daytona State’s Mitsuki Katahira won the individual title with a tournament record 144 (73-71).

The Eagles will tee up again on Sunday, March 7, as they travel back to Jacksonville, Fla. for the James Madison University Eagle Landing Invitational.

Final Results
15 Amber Pedersen (80-77) 157
T16 Briana Carlson (84-74) 158
T24 Lina Elmsater (82-79) 161
T36 Katerina Toomalatai (77-88) 165
T42 Carolina Lennox (87-82) 169

Final Team Leaderboard
1 1 Daytona State College (298-298) 596
2 2 Stetson University (305-305) 610
3 3 Cincinnati, U. of (310-315) 625
4 4 Samford University (312-319) 631
T7 5 Florida Gulf Coast U (323-312) 635
5 6 Bradley University (321-316) 637
6 7 Jacksonville Univ. (322-322) 644
9 8 Bethune-Cookman Col. (336-313) 649
T7 9 Presbyterian College (323-333) 656
10 10 North Dakota, U. of (360-334) 694
11 11 So. Dakota, Univ. of (398-393) 791