No. 1 Panthers Hanging Around After First Round
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // February 9, 2015
Tied for 3rd with Flagler After Sunday
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In the season’s first tournament, work is left to be had for the No. 1 Florida Tech Panthers entering the final round of the World Golf Invitational.
The Panthers are currently tied for third, five strokes behind first-place Saint Leo, after firing a (+14) 302 as team Sunday.
Junior Felicia Leftinger, the No. 5 player in NCAA Division II, entered the clubhouse tied for ninth individually following her strong (+2) 74 outing. The Swede closed round one with consecutive birdies to pull within just four shots of Flagler’s Stephanie Tucker.
Guro Rambjoer finished the opening round in a tie for 12th after carding a (+3) 75 on the day. Rambjoer sunk 14 pars, but dropped two shots on 17 with a tough double-bogey.
Shooting an identical (+5) 77, both Rachel Polson and Johanna Larsson are only seven strokes off the pace heading into Monday. Polson dropped in the lone eagle of the day for the Panthers, holing out on No. 11.
Rounding out the lineup, Karolyne Shieh totaled a (+13) 85.
Final round action tees off Monday at the Slammer & Squire Course at 8 a.m.
Team Standings Top-10
1. Saint Leo (+9) 297
2. Lynn (+12) 300
T3. Flagler (+14) 302
T3. Florida Tech (+14) 302
5. West Florida (+15) 303
6. Lander (+23) 311
T7. Catawba (+25) 313
T7. Nova Southeastern (+25) 313
9. Shorter (+26) 314
10. Barry (+27) 315