Mocs Make It Look Easy, Win By 24 at West Florida
All Eight FSC Golfers Finish In Top 20
The Moccasins made it look easy Tuesday, improving their first-round score by 11 strokes to win the West Florida Bubba Watson Invitational in Pensacola.
Sophomore M.J. Audette had the biggest individual turnaround for the Moccasins, following her first-round 82 with a two-under par 70 in the final round and then sinking a par putt on the first playoff hole to win her first collegiate tournament. Audette finished regulation at 152 tied with Northeastern State's Whitney McAteer, but quickly ended the playoff with an eight-foot putt for a par four while McAteer had to settle for a bogey. Audette's career-best final round topped her previous best round by three strokes.
It was truly a team effort for the Moccasins, as all eight golfers competing finished in the top 20. Connie Reed and Silvie Dittertova finished in a tie for fourth, as each had a final score of 154. First-round leader Emily Flanigan finished in a tie for sixth at 156, while Marianne Andersson and Kim Ulander tied for ninth with scores of 157. Dittertova was playing as an individual, so her score did not count on the Moccasins' first-place team score of 611, which was 24 strokes better than runners-up West Florida and St. Edwards (Tex.), which had final scores of 635. Also playing as individuals were Amy Hodgkinson, who tied for 14th with a 161, and Adrienne Twinem, who tied for 20th at 166.
Central Oklahoma, which started the day just two strokes behind FSC, finished fourth at 647. Northeastern State (Okla.) was fifth at 649, followed by Arkansas Tech sixth at 701 and Lincoln (Mo.) at 744.
The Moccasins' next tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at the Daytona Beach Community College Invitational.