Lutz, Fla. – Lynn University's women's golf team has a seven stroke lead after 36-holes in the predominately Division I USF Intercollegiate. Matilda Wahren is one of three Fighting Knights in the top-10 as she is tied for fifth individually.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Results: 1st out of 14 teams
Location: TPC Tampa Bay | Lutz, Fla.
History at Event: First appearance
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Lynn logged rounds of 304-305 for a 609 total over 36-holes, seven shots better than fellow Sunshine State Conference institution Barry (61). Georgetown (619) is third followed by host South Florida (624) and William & Mary (624).
- Wahren shot a three-over par 74 in the first round despite a triple-bogey. She would go on to post a five-over par 76 in the second round. Wahren is only two shots back of three-way leaders Tilda Larsson of Barry, Stetson's Carolin Schart and USF's Natalia Villavicencio.
- Helen Kreuzer had her best 36-hole showing of the season with scores of 77-75 to sit in seventh place.
- Kristina Ortiz is tied for eighth with rounds of 76-77.
- Jenny Ayala is just on the outside of the top-10 (T-12th) after heading to the clubhouse with scores of 77-77.
- Samantha Barber is the final member of the Fighting Knights starting five contingent, shooting rounds of 79-78.
- Both Christina Gutierrez and Jennifer Prendergast took part as individuals, posting 36-hole scores of 168 and 173, respectively.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
- Lynn is the only team with three individuals in the top-10.
- The Fighting Knights are one of four institutions not from NCAA Division I (Lynn, Barry, Rollins and Keiser).
- The Fighting Knights lead the field in par 4 scoring (+39), second in total pars (110), third in par 3 (+7) and par 5 (+10) scoring and fourth in total birdies (12).
- Ortiz is tied for fourth in par 5 scoring (E).
- Wahren is tied for the field lead in pars (26) while Kreuzer is tied for third (25).
Lynn looks for its first tournament victory of the season when it tees off in the final round of the USF Intercollegiate in a 9 am shotgun start.