Eagles Finish Seventh at JMU-Eagle Landing Invitational
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team wrapped up the second tournament of the spring season with a seventh place finish at the 17-team JMU-Eagle Landing Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at Oakleaf Plantation in Jacksonville, Fla. Senior Amber Pedersen and freshman Briana Carlson tied for seventh on the individual leaderboard.

In the final round of competition the Eagles turned in a score of 309, bringing the team’s three-round tournament scorecard to 916 (305-302-309) and placing them in seventh place on the leaderboard. Chattanooga (918), Elon (920), and Kansas State (920) finished behind FGCU to round out the top 10.

Central Arkansas led the field through the first two rounds but finished third overall at Tuesday’s conclusion with a 906 (299-297-310). South Florida brought home the team title when the final round came to completion, submitting an aggregate 898 (303-296-299).

As individuals, senior Amber Pedersen (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and freshman Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla.) finished in a four-way tie for seventh place overall with a 224, (77-71-76) and (75-75-74) respectively.

Illinois’ Hailey Koschmann brought the individual title back to Champaign, Ill. with a 214 (69-70-75) and defending champion Emma de Groot of Chattanooga finished second overall, turning in a 217 (74-70-73).

The Blue and Green will hit the fairways again on March 26th when they travel to Crystal River, Fla. for the UC Spring Invitational. The Eagles finished 9th of 17 at the UC Spring Invitational in 2009 and 5th of 12 in their first appearance in 2008.

FGCU Final Results
T7 Amber Pedersen (77-71-76) 224
T7 Briana Carlson (75-75-74) 224
T61 Jessica Paulmann (76-80-81) 237
T65 Lina Elmsater (77-78-83) 238
T75 Katerina Toomalatai (87-78-78) 243

Team Leaderboard
1 South Florida (303 296 299) 898
2 Illinois, U. of (308 294 302) 904
3 Central Arkansas (299 297 310) 906
4 Kennesaw State (304 307 296) 907
T5 East Carolina Univ. (311 303 301) 915
T5 Stetson University (305 304 306) 915
7 Florida Gulf Coast U (305 302 309) 916
8 Chattanooga (316 295 307) 918
T9 Elon University (315 298 307) 920
T9 Kansas State (313 306 301) 920
11 Longwood University (317 308 304) 929
12 James Madison Univ. (316 307 307) 930
13 Georgetown University (319 305 311) 935
14 Jacksonville Univ. (312 308 316) 936
15 Iowa, U of (330 310 303) 943
16 Yale University (326 314 307) 947
17 High Point University (329 329 343) 1001