OCALA, Fla. – While facing less than ideal weather conditions, the FGCU women’s golf added nine strokes to its first round score to sit at +31 through two rounds at the Morehead State Ocala Invitational. The Eagles carded a team score of 309 in the second round for a total score of 607 to fall to seventh place in the field of 16 teams.
Day one leader, Daytona State College, maintains first place, while Houston Baptist, North Florida, Murray State and Toledo round out the top five. The Eagles sit just three stokes out of the top five and 14 strokes behind the tournament leader. FGCU maintains a lead over in-state rival Stetson and host Morehead State.
“Today we definitely gave some shots back that we could have saved” explained head coach Sarah Trew. “There was one hole in particular we played +5 as a team. We are just making some silly mental errors that are costing us. Our goal for tomorrow is to play smart and eliminate those mistakes.”
Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus High School) tops the Eagle lineup with a total card of 149. Carlson shot a 75 in the first round and followed with a 74 on Monday. The senior currently ranks 12th in the field of over 90 golfers and just six strokes behind the second-ranked individual.
Georgia Price (Bude, England/Fort Myers High School) maintained her 15th-place ranking with a score of 76 in the second round. Price carded a 75 for 15th place in the first round and holds a total score of 151 after play on Monday.
Sunday’s team leader Chelsea Guoynes (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central High School) added seven strokes to her first-round score to produce an 80 in the second round. Guoynes ranked among the top five after Sunday’s play but fell to 28th with a total score of 153 with one round to play.
Mei Khuan Yong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/S.M.K. Cochrane) rounded out the team’s score with a 79 in the second round. Yong holds a total score of 154 and sit in 34th place.
Sophomore Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy) competed for the team and recorded a score of 82 in the second round for a total card of 164 through two days. Detlefsen sits in 72nd place.
Individually, Rebecca VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) and Megan VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) recorded scores of 80 and 84, respectively to place 56th and 66st in the field.
The three-day invitational, hosted by Morehead State will conclude on Tuesday morning at the Juliette Falls Golf Club in Dunnellon, Fla. The final round will feature a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m.
T12. Briana Carlson 75-74-149
T15. Georgia Price 75-76-151
T28. Chelsea Guoynes 73-80-153
T34. Mei Khuan Yong 75-79-154
T56. Rebecca VanEtten 79-80-159
T66. Megan VanEtten 77-84-161
T72. Sara Detlefsen 82-82-164
1.Daytona State 295-298-593
2.Houston Baptist 299-297-596
T3. North Florida 299-304-603
T3. Murray State 305-298-603
5. Toledo 303-301-604
6. Eastern Kentucky 301-304-605
7. FGCU 298-309-607
8. Stetson 305-307-612
9. Ohio 306-308-614
10. McNeese State 306-309-615
11. Akron 308-312-620
12. Morehead State 310-311-621
13. Northern Illinois 314-310-624
14. Western Kentucky 313-323-636
15. Austin Peay State 318-321-639
16. Nebraska – Omaha 342-336-678