BLUFFTON, S.C. - A strong showing from Loren Perez and Lacey Tucker helped Florida Southern College women's golf pick up a second-place finish at the Battle at Old South over the weekend. The Moccasins finished +12 (588) as a team, while Perez fired a -1 (143) to tie for second among all 79 individuals and Tucker finished even (144) in just her second collegiate tournament to take fourth.
Amanda Gartrell carded a +8 (152) to tie for 24th and round out the Mocs' scorers who finished in the top 25. Sun Hwang shot +5 (149) to tie for 13th with teammate Nathalie Svensson, who was competing as an individual. Hannah Rizzolo, also competing as an individual, tied for 55th with a +15 (159) and Shelby Lewis came in 63rd with a +18 (162).
Lee finished as the team champion thanks to a +4 (588) effort as a team, while tournament champion Carson McKie (-5) paced the Flames and teammate Haverly Harrold (-1) tied for second. The field included three of the top 25 teams in the latest WGCA Coaches Poll in Lee (No. 14), Florida Southern (No. 15), and Flagler (No 21).
Florida Southern's second-place finish at this year's Battle at Old South marks the second-straight year that the Moccasins have finished in second place, but the team showed marked improvement by finishing nine shots better than it did a year ago at Old South Golf Links.
The Mocs are off for two weeks before returning to action at the Golfweek DII Fall Invite at Mission Inn Resort from Oct. 7-8.