Mocs Finish Third in Guy Harvey Invitational
PALM BEACH GARDENS – After firing a first round team score of 310 at the Guy Harvey Invitational on the Palmer Golf Course at the PGA National Golf Course, the Moccasins were able to jump two teams for a third place overall finish after shooting a second round score of 302.
Leading the way on the day was senior Amy Hodgkinson (Mead, Colo.), who carded an even par 72 on the 6,163 yard Palmer Course to better her first round score by six strokes. Hodgkinson finished tied for 10th place by shooting a six-over par 150 for the two round event. Fellow Moc, junior Barbora Vejlupkova (Prague, Czech Republic) shot back-to-back rounds of 75 over the two days to shoot a six-over par 150 as well and finish tied with Hodgkinson in 10th spot.
Nova Southeastern held off a hard charging Rollins team to win the tournament by six strokes after shooting a two round score of 589. Rollins ended the tournament shooting 595 overall. Barry fell to fourth place, shooting 616, after being in third going into day two. Lynn shot 620 to finish in fifth while Florida Tech who was in fourth place after the first round fell to sixth place.
The Sunshine State Conference showed their dominance in women’s golf by placing six of the seven SSC teams, that participated in the tournament, in the first six spots of the 15 team field.
Rollins’ Annie Dulman shot a second round two-under par 70 during to go along with her even par 72 performance in the first round to take individual honors with a overall score of 142. Dulman, who won the tournament by four strokes, was the only golfer on the weekend to shoot below par overall. Nova golfers, Abbey Gittings (146) and Daniela Ortiz (147) finished in second and third respectively
In addition to Hodgkinson and Vejlupkova, senior Megan Kiley (Leo, Ind.) finished tied for 19th after shooting a 76 to push her 36-hole total to 154. Sophomore Emily Rymer (Orlando, Fla.) carded a second round 82 to go along with her first round 79 to finish tied for 40th with a 161 overall score. Freshman Katharine Creighton (Buffalo, N.Y.) improved her first round score of 90 by 11 strokes to finish with a second round 79 and a tied for 62nd place finish in the tournament.
Freshman Emily Tofaute (Louisville, Kent.) who was playing as an individual carded a 98 in the second round to push her overall total to 187 and finish in 79th place.
The Mocs will finish their fall season next week, Oct. 15-16 by playing in the Saint Leo Invitational in Dade City. The tournament will be held at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.