Ayala, Women’s Golf Second at GolfRank Invite

Ayala, Women’s Golf Second at GolfRank Invite

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – Lynn University's women's golf team is in second place and knocking on the door of leader Rollins after 36-holes at the GolfRank Invitational.  Jenny Ayala is tied for second individually as she looks to win her second career tournament.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standings: 2nd out of 13 teams
Location: PGA National Golf Resort & Spa – Fazio Course | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/6,055
History at Event: 12th consecutive appearance (won in 2013 & 2014)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn posted rounds of 301-298 for a 36-hole total of 599, five shots back of leader Rollins.  Saint Leo (604) is holding off Barry (606) and host Nova Southeastern (607) for third place.
  • Ayala followed up a first round 75 with a one-under par 71 in a second round in which she bogeyed one hole, drained two birdies and sank 15 pars.
  • Samantha Barber overcame a disastrous start of the second round, five bogeys and one double, to shoot four-under par over the final 10 holes and finish with a 75. 
  • Matilda Wahren shot reverse of Barber, 76-75, and is tied with her teammate for 14th place.
  • Helen Kreuzer made her season debut with consecutive rounds of 76 while Kristina Ortiz carded a 75-78 for a 153 total.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Ayala is eight shots back of the lead and is tied with four golfers for second place.
  • Best round in the last nine rounds dating back to last season.
  • Lynn's second round 298 was the second-lowest team score of the day.
  • The Blue and White lead the field in birdies (19) and par 4 scoring (+20) and is tied for second in par 3 scoring (+6) and par 5 scoring (+7).
  • Ayala is tied for fourth in total birdies (6) and Ortiz ninth in total pars (25).

NEXT HOLE:
Lynn is back on the links for the final round of the GolfRank Invitational. The team tees-off the final round with an 8:30 am shotgun start.  Fans can keep up with the action through live stats at LynnFightingKnights.com.