FGCU Places 2nd at Jupiter Invite, Four Finish Among Top 15

FGCU Places 2nd at Jupiter Invite, Four Finish Among Top 15

JUPITER, Fla. (fgcuathletics.com) - The FGCU women's golf team shot a final round 297 at Jonathan's Landing Golf Club on Tuesday to finish second among 11 teams in the Jupiter Invitational behind a total of 884 (+32). Sophomore Laura Edmonds captured her second consecutive runner-up finish with an even par 213.
"We had a very solid finish and a big congrats to Laura for her second straight runner-up finish," FGCU head coach Sarah Trew said. "Overall, we didn't have our A games this week, but really grinded it out for a good tournament. We have a quick turnaround for FIU so we are going to focus a lot on short game and course management."
Edmonds (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Cypress Bay HS), coming off a career-best 210 (-6) at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Oct. 2, shot a 1-over 72 on Tuesday to finish with her even par 54-hole score. She finished just one stroke behind Florida International's Agueda Cortilla-Mas for first place.
Sarah Edwards (Jay, Fla./Jay HS), competing in just her second collegiate tournament, shot a final round 74 to finish in a four-way tie for seventh place with a 219 (+6). She now has four straight rounds at 75 or under. Another top finisher was Ailsa Clark (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS), who had a final round 73 to finish at 220 (+7).

Natalia Nassar (Bucaramanga, Colombia/Colegio Panamericano) competed individually for the Eagles, but finished among the top 15. She also had a final round 73, which gave her a 54-hole 225 (+12) and was a season-best performance.
FGCU has now finished among the top two in six of their past eight tournaments dating back to Feb. 5 of last year.
Next Up
FGCU will close out its fall season in the Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by FIU Oct. 20-22.
Individual Standings
2. Laura Edmonds - 71-70-72---212 (-1)
T-7. Sarah Edwards - 73-72-74---219 (+6)
T-11. Ailsa Clark - 75-72-73---220 (+7)
T-31. Isabella Portokalis - 76-78-78---232 (+19)
48. Sadie Chlapowski - 80-80-78---238 (+25)
Individual: T-15. Natalia Nassar - 76-76-73---225 (+12)

Final Team Results
1. Florida International - 286-294-296---876 (+24)
2. FGCU - 295-292-297---884 (+32)
3. Georgia Southern - 300-293-301---894 (+42)
4. Lynn - 305-295-296---896 (+44)
5. Florida Atlantic - 294-297-310---901 (+49)
6. Nova Southeastern - 295-302-307---904 (+52)
7. Keiser University - 301-297-319---917 (+65)
8. Lamar - 303-315-300---918 (+66)
9. Bethune-Cookman - 299-312-310---921 (+69)
10. Brown - 308-316-317---941 (+89)
11. Holy Cross - 351-344-351---1046 (+194)


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