CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – As the UC Spring Invitational came to a close on Sunday afternoon at the Plantation Golf Resort in Crystal River, Fla., the FGCU women’s golf team finished in 15th on the leaderboard. Freshman Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) was the Eagles’ top finisher, placing in a share of 25th individually.
“Today was a much better day for us. We were positive, held our heads high and you could see the improvement in our games,” said first-year head coach Sarah Trew. “I am very proud of the way we bounced back today and moved up the leaderboard.”
Sitting in 11th following a 313 on Friday, the Eagles combined for a score of 330 in Saturday’s second round to move into 17th before bouncing back with a 315 on Sunday to finish 15th with a score of 958. Topping the field throughout the three days, FIU earned the team title with a score of 290-294-294/878.
Leading the Eagles into the final round, Price supplied her best round of the spring and the Eagles’ best round of the tournament on Sunday with a three-over 75, moving her up into a share of 25th on the 102-player leaderboard with a three-round total of 77-79-75/231. The Winchester, England product finished one-over in par three scoring and also ranked among the leaders in total birdies with six at the event.
Freshman Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) finished in a share of 52nd with a score of 76-86-78/240, while sophomore Megan Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell HS) placed in a tie for 61st with a scorecard of 78-82-82/242. Also finishing the event with six total birdies, senior Fabienne Haremza (Wilderman, South Africa/Glenwood House/Lamar University) rounded out the scoring for the Green and Blue with a 82-83-80/245, tying for 68th overall.
Following an opening round 69 and back-to-back even-par rounds of 72, FIU’s Shelby Coyle earned medalist honors with a score of 213 (-3).
The Eagles return to the course on Saturday, March 31 as they travel to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in a dual match with Jacksonville on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. Results and recaps from the event will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com.
T-25. Georgia Price – 77-79-75/231
T-52. Chelsea Guoynes – 76-86-78/240
T-61. Megan Van Etten – 78-82-82/242
T-68. Fabienne Haremza – 82-83-80/245
1. FIU – 290-294-294/878
2. Stetson – 299-306-297/902
3. Morehead State – 309-307-307/923
4. Xavier – 304-305-317/926
5. Mercer – 303-319-305/927
6. Akron – 305-310-314/929
7. Florida Southern – 310-319-303/932
8. Rutgers – 316-307-310/933
T-9. Cincinnati – 315-314-307/936
T-9. Seton Hall – 307-320-309/936
11. Seminole CC – 312-315-314/941
12. Ohio – 318-315-316/949
13. North Dakota State – 312-318-325/955
14. UAB – 316-322-318/956
15. FGCU – 313-330-315/958
16. Oakland – 320-318-323/961
17. Embry-Riddle – 315-327-331/973
18. FAU – 325-331-326/982
19. Tampa – 371-368-366/1105