@FGCU_WGOLF Ranks Among Top 15 After First Round of Kiawah Island Classic
Sunday, March 02, 2014 | by Jamie Church (@jlchurch)
Georgia Price leads the Eagles with an even score of 72
Georgia Price leads the Eagles with an even score of 72

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – After one round of play at the Kiawah Island Classic, the FGCU women’s golf team ranks 14th in a field of 36 teams with a combined score of 304.  The Eagles sit just 13 strokes behind tournament leader Troy and fewer than 10 strokes out of the top-five.

The Eagles sit nine strokes behind Atlantic Sun foe North Florida and rank ahead USC Upstate and Northern Kentucky.  The Green and Blue currently face a tie with host the College of Charleston.

“We did pretty well to start out today,” explained head coach Sarah Trew of the team’s first-round performance.  “We put ourselves in a good spot and hopefully we will be able to move up tomorrow.  I saw a couple of errant shots today so we spent a little bit of time after the round practicing focusing in on our targets.  Tomorrow we play a difference course so we are focusing on being aggressive when we can and playing smart when we need to.”

Georgia Price (Bude, England/Fort Myers High School) led the team through the first round with a score of 72.  Price double-bogeyed her second hole but birdied 18 and concluded her round with a birdie on the ninth hole to finish even.  Her first-round performance ranks tied for seventh, just three strokes behind the tournament leader.

Rebecca VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) aided to the team’s success with a score of 76 on Sunday.  VanEtten was +2 through 13 holes but picked up three bogeys and a birdie in the final six holes.  She ranks 49th in the field of nearly 200 golfers. 

Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus High School) and Megan VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) each carded a 78 in the first round to tie for 76th place.  Carlson bogeyed four of her first seven holes and added a double bogey on 1 before staying even in her final seven holes.  VanEtten was -1 through her first four holes but added five strokes the four remaining holes of the front nine.

Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy) rounded out the Eagle lineup with a score of 82.  Detlefsen ranks at 120th after recording a score of 82 in the first round.

After playing the Cougar Point Course on Sunday, the team will compete on the Oak Point Course on Monday morning.  The team will tee off from the first hole in times ranging from 9:04 to 9:40 a.m.  Tuesday’s final round will have the Top 19 teams playing for the championship at Cougar Point, while the other 17 teams play a flight championship at Oak Point with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

This three-day Classic will feature 36 of the nation’s best women’s golf teams, including five teams currently ranked in the Top 100 by Golfweek.  The tournament field also includes Atlantic Sun foes the University of North Florida, USC Upstate and Northern Kentucky University. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes two courses: Cougar Point with a par-72, 6,001 yard course and Oak Point with a par-72, 5,902 yard course.  Live scoring will be available through www.Golfstat.com.


T7. Georgia Price 72
T49. Rebecca VanEtten 76
T76. Briana Carlson 78
T76. Megan VanEtten 78
T120. Sara Detlefsen 82 

1.Troy 291
T2.Jacksonville State 292
T2.Kent State 292
5.North Florida 295
6.Chattanooga 297
T7.High Point 300
T7.Penn State 300
T9.Delaware 301
T9.Arkansas State 301
T9.Elon 301
T12.Samford 302
T12.Boston College 302
T14.FGCU 304
T14.College of Charleston 304
16.Georgetown 309
T17.William and Mary 312
T17.Wyoming 312
T17.UNC-Greensboro 312
20.Bethune-Cookman 313
21.Boston University 314
22.Loyola 315
23.Radford 318
24.Charleston Southern 319
25.Towson 322
26.Newberry College 326
27.Western Kentucky 328
28.USC Upstate 329
29.Tennessee Tech 333
30.Marshall 337
T31.Northern Kentucky
T31.Bucknell 338
T33.Richmond 340
35.The Citadel 342
36.Niagra 365