Windermere, Fla. - Lynn University's women's golf team shot the third-lowest round of the day but was surpassed by Florida Tech, which posted a tournament record round, and finished second at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational. Helen Kreuzer, Krissy Ortiz and Matilda Wahren all placed within the top-10.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Location: Windemere, Fla. | The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point
History at Event: This is the 16th appearance at this event (Won in 2014; Third in 2018)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Florida Tech (868) ran away from the field with a 10-under par 278, winning by 14 shots over the Fighting Knights (882). Lynn's 302 was behind only FIT and Lee (296). Saint Leo (898) took third followed by Limestone (902) and Florida Southern and Lee (905).
- Kreuzer shot 74 on the final day of competition to close with a 215 total. She finished fourth individually, three shots back of winner FIT's Noelle Bejier.
- Ortiz headed to the clubhouse two shots back of her teammate (217) to take sole possession of fifth.
- Wahren matched Ortiz's 75 for a three-round score of 221. She tied for eighth individually.
- Cristina Gutierrez ended play with a 230 total and tied for 32nd.
- Serena Nguyen rounded out the Lynn starting five with a 246 while Amber Lee Svendsen shot a 253 playing as an individual.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD
- Kreuzer's 215 is the third-lowest 54-hole total of the season, trailing only her own 212 this year and Ortiz's 210 set in 2016.
- This is the first time in program history two golfers shot rounds of 217 or better in a single tournament.
- Wahren's 221 is a new personal-best, topping her previous 54-hole total by three shots.
- Kreuzer has three consecutive top-10 finishes and six overall while Ortiz has five. The duo's 11 combined is the most since the 2014-15 season when Jessica Bradley and Samantha Smolen combined for 18 top-10 finishes.
- Gutierrez posted her lowest 54-hole total of the season, third-lowest of her career and lowest since 2016.
- Kreuzer joins Jenny Ayala as the only golfers with two of the top-five lowest 54-hole totals in program history.
The Fighting Knights return to the links on Monday, March 25, when they take part in the Barry Women's Invitational at Don Shula's Resort and Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla. For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.