Women's Golf Concludes Play at Hurricane Invitational
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 | by Caleb Baker (@calebaker)
Photo by Dennis Snyder
Photo by Dennis Snyder

MIAMI, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team wrapped up the final round of play at the Hurricane Invitational on Tuesday afternoon, hosted by the University of Miami at the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Miami, Fla. Sophomore Megan Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell HS) was the top finisher for the Green and Blue in the 85-player field.

Improving their team score by 11 strokes in Monday’s second round, the Eagles continued to lower their mark, shooting a 326 in Tuesday’s final round to place 15th with a three-round total of 338-327-326/991. After 54 holes, tournament host Miami (306-291-321/918) and No. 16 Ohio State (308-297-313/918) needed a two-hole playoff to determine the tournament title, and the Buckeyes outlasted the Hurricanes to earn the team trophy over the 16-team field.

Matching a team-low round of 76 in the finale, Van Etten finished in a share of 43rd on the leaderboard with a score of 85-79-76/240.

Also supplying a 76 on Tuesday, senior Fabienne Haremza (Wildermen, South Africa/Glenwood House/Lamar University) supplied a 79-93-76/248 to place in a share of 54th, alongside freshman Chelsea Guoynes’ (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) score of 85-76-87/248.

The four-member FGCU squad was rounded out by freshman Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS), who held a split of 74th with a three-round card of 89-79-87/255.

Topping the individual leaderboard, Georgia State’s Charlotte Lorentzen earned medalist honors with a 74-73-72/219.

FGCU will return to the course on Thursday, March 15 for the first 36 holes of the 54-hole Snowbird Invitational, hosted by Northern Illinois at the Pebble Creek Golf Club. Results and recaps from each day of the tournament will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com.

FGCU Final Results
T-43. Megan Van Etten – 85-79-76/240
T-54. Fabienne Haremza – 79-93-76/248
T-54. Chelsea Guoynes – 85-76-87/248
T-74. Georgia Price – 89-79-87/255

Final Leaderboard
T-1. No 16 Ohio State – 308-297-313/918*
T-1. Miami – 306-291-321/918
3. Georgia State – 305-305-316/926
4. Kennesaw State – 299-310-319/928
5. Campbell – 313-306-310/929
6. Longwood – 307-320-311/938
7. Michigan – 314-306-323/943
8. Georgetown – 317-307-323/947
9. Daytona State – 325-313-322/960
10. Oral Roberts – 313-313-335/961
11. James Madison – 337-308-319/964
12. Kansas State – 315-316-335/966
13. Arkansas State – 310-322-335/967
14. Boston College – 330-323-320/973
15. FGCU – 338-327-326/991
16. Princeton – 333-332-346/1011
* Won in two-hole playoff