Women's Golf Wraps Up Day One of the Kansas Sunflower Invitational
Monday, September 24, 2012 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Through two rounds of the play at the season-opening Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan., the FGCU women’s golf team sits in 13th place on the 13-team leaderboard. Individually, redshirt freshman Kristin Swindell (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River HS) leads the squad, sitting in a tie for 29th overall.

The Green and Blue combined for an opening round score of 331 to position themselves 12th on leaderboard. Improving their team score by four strokes in round two, the Eagles ended the first day with a score of 658 (331-327) to sit in 13th place with one round remaining. UMKC sits just head of FGCU in 12th with a 654 (332-322), while New Mexico State sits in 11th place with a two-round score of 650 (324-326).

Tournament host Kansas sits atop the leaderboard with a two-round total of 601 (303-298).

Swindell paced the Green and Blue through the two rounds of competition. After opening with an 82 in round one, the redshirt freshman bounced back with a 6-over par (78) in the second round of the afternoon for a day one total of 160, good for t-29th place in the 74-player field.

Sophomore Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) finished the afternoon 36th with a 161 (79-82), while freshman Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS), in her first tournament for the Green and Blue, turned in a 162 (83-79) to sit in t-37th place.

Sitting in 71st, freshman Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./JW Mitchell HS) carded 89 and 88 for a score of 177. Redshirt Junior Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus HS) withdrew from the competition after a first round 87.

The final round of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Country Club will get underway Tuesday morning with an 8:15 shotgun start. Tournament results will be available on www.kuathletics.com, linked at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational central page and the women's golf page. Final results and a recap from the third round will be available at FGCUAthletics.com at the conclusion of tournament.

FGCU Results (13th; 331-327=658)
T-29. Kristin Swindell – 82-78/160
36. Georgia Price – 79-82/161
T-37. Sara Detlefsen – 83-79/162
71. Megan Van Etten – 89-88/177
WD. Briana Carlson – 87-WD/ -

Tournament Standings
1. Kansas – 303-298 (+25)/601
2. Arkansas State – 315-302 (+41)/617
3. Kansas State – 305-314 (+43)/619
4. Middle Tennessee St. – 317-309 (+50)/626
5. Illinois State – 321-309 (+54)/630
6. North Dakota State – 320-314 (+58)/634
6. UALR – 320-314 (+58)/634
8. Oral Roberts – 318-318 (+60)/636
9. Wichita State – 326-323 (+73)/649
9. Northern Iowa – 326-323 (+73)/649
11. New Mexico State – 324-326 (+74)/650
12. UMKC – 332-322 (+78)/654
13. FGCU – 331-327 (+82)/658