Former Florida Tech Star Iacobelli Wins Tullymore Classic
By Florida Tech // July 8, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • CANADIAN LAKES, MICHIGAN – Former Florida Tech standout Daniela Iacobelli fired a final round six-under 66 and was able to withstand a ferocious comeback attempt by Lee Lopez to secure a one-stroke victory at the inaugural Tullymore Classic Sunday evening.
Capturing her second career win on the Symetra Tour, Iacobelli proved clutch as the pressure mounted down the stretch.
Despite the incredible 10-under 62 posted by Lopez, the Melbourne, Florida resident birdied three of her final four holes, including No. 18, to edge the Californian by the closest of margins.
“I think every single thought that a golfer can have,” Iacobelli said in a post round interview when asked about what went through her mind on the 18th green.
“Straight back and straight through. Not too hard. Not too soft. Don’t peak and pray that it goes in.”
The tournament title now moves the 2007 NCAA Division II champ into second place overall on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. A top-10 finish by year’s end will grant the 27 year-old her LPGA Tour card for the 2016 season.
“That roar does something to you as an athlete,” Iacobelli said after the triumphant moment. “It’s difficult to explain but that roar…you can’t match that emotion. This place is awesome.”