Florida Tech Women’s Golf Places Eighth In Tourney

By  //  March 6, 2013

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FIT Competes In Panther Invitational On March 25

WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA – Florida Tech shot a team total 324 during the final round of the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational at Tuscawilla Country Club to remain in eighth place at the close of the women’s golf tournament on Tuesday.

FIT freshman Felicia Leftinger placed 26th overall with a 236 in the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational women’s golf tournament at Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

Sophomore Rachel Polson ended the two-day tournament with a five-over-par round and finish with a total 228 (74-77-77). Her score placed her in a tie for eighth.

Freshman Felicia Leftinger placed 26th at 236 (78-78-80).

The tournament boasted a premier national field, with the top-four ranked teams in the country appearing. No. 1 Nova Southeastern ran away with the victory, breaking the 54-hole tournament record. The Sharks shot 886 (295-295-296) to pace the field by 34 strokes.

Sunshine State Conference opponent Lynn (920) finished second, while host Rollins (921) tied for third with St. Edwards.

Senior Jessica Hook and sophomore Jara’ Templet added the final two scores, shooting 243 (79-84-80) and 245 (79-79-87), respectively.

Nova Southeastern also boasted the top three individual finishers as Linnea Johansson expanded on her two-round lead to win the tournament with a one-under-par 215 (71-72-72). She bested teammate and second-place finisher Daniela Ortiz by seven strokes.

Florida Tech now has three weeks of preparation before the opening day of the Panther Invitational on March 25.

FIT has not hosted the Panther since 2009, when the team won the tournament.

The tournament will be played at Baytree National Golf Links.

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