No. 3 Florida Tech In Second Place At NCAA Super Regional In Georgia

By  //  May 4, 2015

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No. 3 Florida Tech began the NCAA Division II Super Region Two Championship on Sunday with the second-best score, a nine-over-par 297, at Savannah Quarters Country Club. (Photo by Jim Hogue)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – No. 3 Florida Tech began the NCAA Division II Super Region Two Championship on Sunday with the second-best score, a nine-over-par 297, at Savannah Quarters Country Club.

The Panthers combined to shoot the most pars among the nine-team field, 59. They also recorded the third-most birdies with 10.

“We’re off to a good start at the regional with two rounds left,” head coach Chris Saltmarsh said.

“Rollins played fantastic. I don’t think we’re too far off of that. We had a couple big numbers on par fours that kept us from shooting a really good score today. The girls kept their composure very well. There’s not much more you can ask for other than coming back and bettering our score tomorrow.”

Guro Rambjoer registered four of FIT’s birdies en route to shooting her best single-round score of her two-year Panther career.

The sophomore from Oslo, Norway finished day one tied for second, and she broke even for the first time in her collegiate career with a two-under-par 70.

Chris Saltmarsh

Chris Saltmarsh

“I’m super proud and very happy for her as well,” Saltmarsh said.

“She’s put in a lot of hard work the last couple of weeks. We had some great practices earlier in the week. I’m not surprised because that’s what she’s worked hard for. Her performance is what you look for in championship players and she’s that caliber of player. She’s going to have more of these opportunities in the next couple of rounds.”

Johanna Larsson overcame back-to-back bogeys on holes six and seven to post an even-par 72. She is tied for seventh after round one. Felicia Leftinger shot a five-over 77 and is tied for 27th.

Sarah Thomas totaled a 78 and is tied for 32nd. Rachel Polson birdied three straight holes on the front nine, but ran into some trouble on the back end. Her eight-over 80 is tied for 38th.

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No. 1 Rollins has a 13-shot lead on the field following a four-under-par 284. No. 12 Saint Leo is three shots behind FIT.

Lynn’s Samantha Barber is in first place following a three-under 69.

Polson will begin round two for the Panthers on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Live hole-by-hole scoring will be available here.

Updates will also be available on the Panthers’ Twitter account, @FITWomensGolf.


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