Women’s Golf in the Lead at USF Intercollegiate

Women’s Golf in the Lead at USF Intercollegiate

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.
Par: 71/6,145
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).

NEXT HOLE:
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.