No. 3 Panthers Finish Second In Pirate Invitational

By  //  March 4, 2015

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Larsson shot a tournament-low five-under 67 on Tuesday

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Felicia Leftinger finished in second place at the Pirate Women’s Golf Invitational. The Panthers finished in second place as a team. Florida Tech will tee-off at the Barry U Women’s Invitational at Shula’s Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla. on March 16-17. (Image by Chris Saltmarsh)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech women’s golf finished as the runner-up at the Armstrong Pirate Women’s Invitational after shooting the best team score in round two, a six-over-par 294, at the Savannah Quarters Country Club on Tuesday.

Chris Saltmarsh

Chris Saltmarsh

“I’m excited for the team for finishing in second place, down just four shots from the winner,” said head coach Chris Saltmarsh.

“We dug ourselves into a hole in the first round, but we were able to come back and finish in second place.”

Felicia Leftinger finished tied for second place after shooting a 145 over the two days. On Monday, Leftinger shot a 69 in the first round. She then followed it up with a 76 on Tuesday to close out the tournament at one-over.

“I’m happy for Felicia,” said Saltmarsh. “She played well these two days and was able to get herself a second place finish.”

Johanna Larsson

Johanna Larsson

Johanna Larsson closed out the second round strong. Larsson shot a tournament-low five-under 67 on Tuesday after a 79 in the first round on Monday. She had eight birdies in the second round to propel her to a fourth place finish.

“I’m ecstatic for Johanna,” said Saltmarsh.

“She had a rough day in the first round but she was able to come back in the second round to finish in fourth place.”

Guro Rambjoer (151) and Rachel Polson (152) also played well at the Invitational, finishing in 13th and 17th respectively. Karolyne Shieh rounded out the Panthers with a 27th place finish following a 154.

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“We’re trending in the right direction and looking forward to playing in Miami next,” said Saltmarsh.

The Panthers tee-off at the Barry U. Women’s Invitational at Shula’s Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla. on March 16-17.


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