CRYSTAL LAKE, Fla. – Led by sophomore Georgia Price’s (Winchester, England/Fort Myers HS) three-over par 75, the FGCU women’s golf team sits in a tie for 5thplace on the 17-team leaderboard after day one at the 2013 UC Spring Invitational at the Plantation Inn Golf Resort and Spa Friday afternoon.
"The team played pretty solid today. We hit a lot of good shots and left our misses in good areas," said head coach Sarah Trew. "Tomorrow we are focused on fine tuning our game plan for the course, trustin it and committing to every shot."
The Green and Blue combined for an opening round score of 307 (19-over par) to position themselves in a tie for 5th on leaderboard. Bradley leads the tournament with an opening round score of 302 (14-over par). Florida Southern (303), Cincinnati (304), Xavier (306), North Dakota State (307) and Seminole State (307) all finished in the top five with FGCU.
Price paced the Green and Blue through the opening round of competition. The sophomore finished the first round with a 3-over par (75), good for a tie for 10th place in the 102-player field.
Freshmen Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy HS) finished right behind Price in a tie for 16th place with an opening round score of 76 (4-over par).
Classmate Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane) finished one stroke behind Detlefsen with a score of 77 (5-over par).
Sophomore Chelsea Guoynes’ (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central HS) an junior Megan Van Etten (Trinity Fla./JW Mitchell HS) finished the afternoon in a tie for 37th and 71st, respectively, with opening round scores of 79 (7-over par) and 83 (11-over par), respectively.
The second round of the UC Spring Invitational is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Results and recaps will also be provided after each day on the FGCU Athletic website www.FGCUATHLETICS.com.
FGCU Results (T-5th; 307)
T-10. Georgia Price – 75 (+3)
T-16. Sara Detlefsen – 76 (+4)
T-21. Mei Khuan Yong – 77 (+5)
T-37. Chelsea Guoynes – 79 (+7)
T-71. Megan Van Etten – 83 (+11)
UC Spring Invitational Leaderboard Day One
1. Bradley – 302
2. Florida Southern – 303
3. Cincinnati – 304
4. Xavier – 306
T-5. FGCU – 307
T-5. North Dakota State – 307
T-5. Seminole State – 307
8. Daytona State – 310
9. UAB – 311
10. Seton Hall – 314
T-11. FAU - 315
T-11. Embry-Riddle – 315
13. Rutgers – 316
14. Oakland – 324
15. Texas Pan-Am – 334
16. Fairleigh Dickinson – 338
17. Tampa – 341