Women's Golf Finishes Eighth in Fall Finale at Rollins Legends Invitational

Shelby Lewis
Shelby Lewis

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida Southern College women's golf capped off its fall slate with an eighth-place finish at the Rollins Legends Invitational at the Country Club of Orlando. The Moccasins carded a +15 (303) in the third and final round of action on Tuesday. Loren Perez finished as Florida Southern's top player for the second-straight tournament as she took 16th with a +9 (73-77-75-225), while Amanda Gartrell tied for 17th at +10 (75-76-75-226).

Shelby Lewis finished in 31st at +16 (76-77-77-232), Lacey Tucker was 35th at +18 (78-80-76-234), and Nathalie Svensson finished 62nd with a +41 (84-83-90-257). Sun Hwang, playing as an individual, was t-24th with a +13 (79-72-78-229). The 11-team field was one of the toughest of the fall, featuring nine teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the latest Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) poll.

Dallas Baptist, ranked No. 5 nationally, came away as the tournament winner with a +31 (293-303-299-895), while Nova Southeastern, Rollins, Barry, and Lynn rounded out the top five. Synne Lauritzen of Saint Leo was the individual medalist after finishing tied at +2 (75-73-70-218) and defeating Matilda Wahren of Lynn in a one-hole playoff.

In addition to Dallas Baptist, Nova Southeastern (No. 2), Lynn (No. 3), Barry (No. 5), Florida Southern (No. 6), Saint Leo (No. 8), Wingate (No. 12), Rollins (No. 17), and Saint Edward's (No. 19) all entered the week ranked in the WGCA Coaches Poll, while Flagler came into the week as a team receiving votes.

As a team, Florida Southern led the field with a +7 on par-3 holes and tallied a tournament-best 33 birdies. Lewis finished with 10 total birdies, tied for the second-best mark among all 63 players in the field, while Perez shot -3 on par-5 holes, also tied for second-best in the field.