Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at Canes and Cardinal Classic
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
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MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team wrapped up play with a fourth place in the field of 10 at the 2010 Canes and Cardinal Classic in Miami Lakes, Fla. on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Briana Carlson finished the event in fourth place on the individual leaderboard, while two other Eagles made it in the top 20 overall.

The Blue and Green sat in third place with a two-round 618 (313-305) heading into the final round of competition. The FGCU five turned in a 309 on the final day for an aggregate score of 927 (313-305-309), good for sole possession of fourth place. At tournament’s end, the Eagles finished ahead of Cincinnati (929), tournament host Miami (935), Jacksonville (943), Penn State (944), Troy (947), and Texas-Pan American (974) to round out the field. Maryland took the 2010 team title with a three-round 908 (302-307-299).

As individuals, FGCU had three members place inside the top 20 overall. Freshman Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla.) set the bar for the Eagles with a three-round 226 (79-74-73), which placed her in a tie for fourth overall with Penn State’s Gia Fanelli. This marks the third consecutive top 10 finish for Carlson. Also in the top 20, junior Lina Elmsater (Solna, Sweden) tied for 12th with a 231 (78-76-77) and senior Amber Pedersen (St. Petersburg, Fla.) turned in a 233 (76-77-80), good for 19th overall. University of Akron’s Kristen Hill earned the individual trophy with a 215 (73-70-72).

The Eagles will now prepare for the 2010 A-Sun Championships. This year’s event will be held at the Venetian Bay Golf Club in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. from April 11-14.

FGCU Final Results
T 4 Briana Carlson (79 74 73) 226
T 12 Lina Elmsater (78 76 77) 231
19 Amber Pedersen (76 77 80) 233
T 29 Katerina Toomalatai (80 78 80) 238
T 35 Jessica Paulmann (81 81 79) 241

Final Leaderboard
1 Maryland, U. of (302 307 299) 908
2 Kansas State (309 305 307) 921
3 Akron, U. of (306 313 303) 922
4 Florida Gulf Coast U (313 305 309) 927
5 Cincinnati, U. of (312 318 299) 929
6 Miami, U. of (311 319 305) 935
7 Jacksonville Univ. (312 319 312) 943
8 Penn State Univ. (318 319 307) 944
9 Troy University (330 310 307) 947
10 Texas-Pan American (325 336 313) 974