BRADENTON, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team wrapped up the opening two rounds of play at the USF-Waterlefe Invitational on Monday in Bradenton, Fla. The Eagles sit in sole possession of eighth place on the 19-team leaderboard, while freshman Megan Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell HS) leads the Blue and Green heading into Tuesday’s final round.
Sitting in a two-way tie for fourth with a opening round 304, the Blue and Green submitted a second round 317 to slide into eighth place on the leaderboard with a combined 621 . Nova Southeastern leads the field with a 592 (294-298) with Daytona State just three strokes back at 595 (296-299). Tournament host USF holds third place heading into the final day with two-round score of 608 (303-305).
In the field of 103, Van Etten leads the Eagles through the first day of competition. The newcomer shot a 75 to start the day and finished with a 151 (75-76), putting her in a split for 11th on the individual board. Sitting just a stroke back of Van Etten, sophomore Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus HS) is tied for 16th with a 152 (71-81) while senior Lina Elmsater’s (Stockholm, Sweden/Pfeiffer University) 153 (76-77) shares 20th overall. Daytona State’s Mitsuki Katahira sits atop the leaderboard with a 137 (69-68).
With the final round remaining, the USF-Waterlefe Invitational picks up again on Tuesday morning at the Waterlefe Golf and River Club.
FGCU Day One Results
T11 Megan Van Etten (75-76/151)
T16 Briana Carlson (71-81/152)
T20 Lina Elmsater (76-77/153)
T74 Katerina Toomalatai (82-83/165)
95 Fabienne Haremza (88-85/173)
Day One Leaderboard
1 Nova Southeastern (294-298/592)
2 Daytona State College (296-299/595)
3 South Florida (303-305/608)
4 Middle Tennessee State (304-306/610)
5 Southern Mississippi (308-304/612)
6 Houston Baptist University (310-304/614)
7 Stetson University (310-307/617)
8 Florida Gulf Coast U (304-317/621)
9 South Dakota State U (321-304/625)
10 Augusta State (310-317/627)
11 48 Colorado State Univ. (316-315/631)
12 Troy (314-320/634
T13 Florida Atlantic U. (318-318/636)
T13 Montana, Univ. of (306-330/636)
15 Miami, U. of (322-320/642)
16 South Alabama, U. of (320-323/643)
17 Louisiana Monroe (331-317/648)
18 McNeese State Univ. (318-331/649)
19 UAB (332-342/674)