No. 1 Panthers Struggle at Golf Tournament, Place Fourth
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // February 10, 2015
'We are putting this one behind us'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Showing a bit of rust at the season-opening World Golf Invitational, No. 1 Florida Tech finished fourth after firing a 28-over-par 604 at the Slammer & Squire course at World Golf Village on Monday.
Entering the final round of the two-day tournament three shots off the pace, Lynn ran away from the competition, placing first by an 11-stroke margin following a final round 284.
Leading the way for the Panthers, junior Felicia Leftinger carded a one-under-par 71 to climb to third in the individual standings.
Johanna Larsson dropped seven strokes from day one to tie for fifth at three-over-par.
“This weekend was full of lessons learned,” said head coach Chris Saltmarsh.
“The team responded well after round one, but it proved not to be enough. Teams just played better than we did this week, which I think will help get us on top of our game heading to the Lady Moc.”
Guro Rambjoer duplicated her three-over-par 75 on Monday to tie for 13th at six-over. Karolyne Shieh shed eight strokes off her first-round 85 to record an 18-over-par 162 for the tournament.
“The Swedish duo put together solid performances today to help them earn all-tournament team honors,” said Saltmarsh referring to Larsson and Leftinger. “Karolyne also bounced back well after a rough first round.”
Lynn’s Jessica Bradley took home individual honors after recording the lowest score in tournament history, a four-under-par 68 in the final round.
FIT returns to action one week from today, as it’ll battle it out at the Grasslands Golf & Country Club in the Lady Moccasin Classic Feb. 16-17.
“We are putting this one behind us,” said Saltmarsh. “It’s on to Lakeland.”
For Results Of The Invitational CLICK HERE