Lakeland, Fla. – Lynn University's women's golf team tied for the second-lowest round of the day to finish tied for second at the Lady Moc Classic. Helen Kreuzer also tied for second individually while posting the second-lowest 54-hole total in program history.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Results: T-2nd out of 17 teams
Location: Grasslands Golf & Country Club | Lakeland, Fla.
History at Event: 18th consecutive year participating (Finished 7th in 2018; Won in 2016 and 2014)
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- The Fighting Knights shot 293 as a team and ended the two-day tournament with a score of 891, tied with Barry for second. Nova Southeastern held onto the top position with a score of 882. Florida Tech (894) and Saint Leo (899) made it an all-Sunshine State Conference top-five.
- Kreuzer posted a tournament-best four-under par 68 for a 212 total. She tied with Sofia Garcia Austt of Nova Southeastern and was one-shot back of Rollins' Seher Atwal.
- Ortiz mounted a bid to finish inside the top-10 but was two strokes shy of reaching her end goal. She finished round three with a two-under 70 for a 222 total.
- Matilda Wahren fired off a 75 for a 224 total, to claim sole possession of 17th place.
- Cristina Gutierrez and Serena Nguyen added totals of 233 and 242, respectively.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Lynn's 891 total bested its previous season-best total by 26-strokes (Rollins Invite – 917).
- Kreuzer's 212 trails only Ortiz's 210, set Mar. 15, 2016 at Barry U Women's Invitational.
- Her final round 68 ties her personal and the school's record for lowest 18-hole score. She becomes just the second golfer in school history to shoot 68s twice in a career, joining Jessica Bradley.
- Kreuzer's previous 68 was also at the Grasslands Golf and Country Club in the Lady Moc Classic (2018).
- Lynn was the only institution to have two individuals shoot under par on the final day (Kreuzer & Ortiz).
- Fifteen birdies from Kreuzer was a tournament-best, as was her five-under par on par 5 holes.
- This is Kreuzer's fifth top-10 finish, including three within the top-five and one victory.
- Kreuzer becomes the first golfer since Bradley to earn five top-10 finishes through her first six tournaments of the season.
The Fighting Knights are back on the links Monday, Mar. 11, when they take part in the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational at the Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point, in Orlando, Fla. For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.