Elgin, S.C. – Lynn University's women's golf team finished ninth out of 12 teams at the NCAA Division II Super Region 2 Tournament while Kristina Ortiz missed out on a chance to move on to the national championship as an individual following a late collapse from Saint Leo.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing: 9th out of 12 teams
Location: The Members Club at Woodcreek | Elgin, S.C.
History at Event: Sixth consecutive NCAA appearance, 14th overall (First at this course)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Barry (918) and Rollins (923) moved on to the national championship as the first and second place teams but Lee (928) needed some help. Saint Leo started the day in second and held that spot for much of the day until the final three holes when they fell to fifth. The Flames moved up but were forced into a playoff with Nova Southeastern where they won on the second playoff hole.
- With Saint Leo dropping out of the top-three team positions, the Lions' Marie Coors earned the final individual spot behind tournament winner Kiira Riihijarvi of Tampa and Florida Tech's Brittany LaPadula. Had Saint Leo finished in the top-three, Ortiz would have participated in the national championship.
- Ortiz ended the tournament tied for fourth with a 54-hole score of 225.
- Samantha Barber was second among the Fighting Knights golfers with a three-day total of 236.
- Jenny Ayala (241), Lucia Jimenez Martin (242) and Helen Kreuzer (244) rounded out the Blue and White contingent.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
- Lynn participated in its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament and the 14th overall. The Fighting Knights last advanced to a national championship in 2015.
- Ortiz was vying to become the third individual to participate in a national championship (Elisabeth Whitehouse – 2005 and Natasha Morgan – 2004).
- Lynn closed out play tied for fourth in par 3 scoring (+20), fifth in par 4 scoring (+68) and 11th in par 5 scoring (+20).
- Ortiz was tied for fifth in par 5 scoring (-2) and tied for seventh in par 4 scoring (+4).
Lynn's season comes to an end with seven top-four finishes in 10 tournaments. The Fighting Knights return all five starters, including All-Sunshine State Conference selection Samantha Barber. For more information log on to LynnFightingKnights.com.