Women's Golf Takes Second at Xavier Invite
Sunday, October 14, 2012 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following Sunday’s final round of play at the 2012 LPGA Xavier Collegiate Invitational at the LPGA International Golf Course, the FGCU women’s golf team placed 2nd on the 14-team leaderboard. Sophomore Georgia Price (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) led the Eagles, finishing in a tie for sixth place overall.

Entering the day in first place, the Eagles shot a 312 on the final day, bringing their team score to 310-308-312/930 to place second, just six strokes back of first place Old Dominion (312-308-304/924) and nine strokes ahead of third place Mercer (312-316-311/939).

Finishing the event tied for fourth in the field of 75 individuals in par 5 scoring (E) and tied for seventh in total pars (35), Price concluded the three-day event with a round of 82, bringing her score to 74-74-82/230 to place in a three-way tie for sixth. The top 10 finish was the first this season for Price, who finished t-31st at the season-opening Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 25, 2012).

Redshirt freshman Kristin Swindell (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River HS) shot a 77 in the final round to finish the tournament with a score of 80-75-77/232 to place 10th. Following an opening round 80 and a second round 78, freshman Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane), in her first collegiate competition, provided her best round of the tournament (76; 4-over) to move up five spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 13th place.

Freshman Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS) carded a 9-over 81 to finish the event t-25th place.

Rounding out the Eagles scorecard was freshman Rebecca Van Etten (Trinity, Fla./JW Mitchell HS), who turned in her lowest round of the invite. Sharing 63rd overall, Van Etten’s round of 78 in the final round brought her score to 91-89-78/258.

Mercer’s Lacey Fears earned medalist honors with a score of 224 (73-75-76).

The Eagles will return to the course on tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 15) for the opening day of the Jacksonville Courtyard Classic in Jacksonville, Fla.

FGCU Results (2nd; 310-308-312=930)
T-6. Georgia Price – 74-74-82/230  (+14)
10. Kristin Swindell – 80-75-77/232 (+16)
T-13. Mei Khuan Yong – 80-78-76/234 (+18)
T-25. Sara Detlefsen – 76-81-81/238 (+22)
63. Rebecca Van Etten – 91-89-78/258 (+42)

Final Tournament Standings
Xavier Invitational
LPGA International Course
Par-Yardage: 72-6178

Teams Scores (14)
1. Old Dominion, 312-308-304/924
2. FGCU, 310-308-312/930

3. Mercer, 312-316-311/939
4. Xavier, 311-325-307/943
5. North Florida, 317-316-312/945
5. Daytona St. College, 316-321-308/945
7. Stetson, 320-311-315/946
7. McNeese State, 318-314-314/946
9. Bethune-Cookman, 315-317-319/951
10. ULM, 324-317-314/955
11. UAB, 329-337-318/984
12. South Dakota State, 341-339-331/1011
13. North Dakota, 354-347-338/1039
14. Northern Kentucky, 347-359-342/1048