DAYTONA BEACH – Emily Rymer's even-par 72 helped keep Florida Southern in fourth place, and the Moccasins got two other sub-80 rounds from Britta Bernth and Emma Marlatt in the final round of the Lady Falcon Invitational hosted by Daytona State.
Rymer, who led Florida Southern with a 76 in Saturday's opening round, used her 72 on Sunday to finish in a tie for second place in the individual standings. Her four-over par 148 put the senior from Orlando four shots behind tournament medalist, Guro Rambjoer of Florida Tech, who had a 72 in each round. Also tying for second place with Rymer were Florida Tech's Johanna Larsson and Rachel Polson. Polson's 71 on Sunday was the best individual round of the tournament on either day.
Bernth and Marlatt both improved their scores from the opening round after each of them carded an 80 on Saturday. Bernth shot a 76 on Sunday, and Marlatt had a 78. That allowed Bernth to finish in a tie for 14th place with a 156, and Marlatt to tie for 17th with a 158.
In addition to its regular lineup, the Moccasins brought four individuals to the Lady Falcon Invitational, a group that was paced by junior Kit Creighton, who finished in 30th place with a 169 (86-83). Shannon McKew (86-85=171),Emily Tofaute (86-87=173), and Kolby McWilliams (92-90=182) were tied for 32nd, 36th, and 41st respectively.
With four of the top six golfers in the field, Florida Tech won the team title with a 2-day total of 590, giving the Panthers a 21-stroke victory over Seminole State. In the two-round tournament, the Panthers saw all five of their golfers shoot in the 70's in all 10 of their individual rounds.
Daytona State was in third place, 23 strokes behind Florida Tech, and Florida Southern was fourth, 34 strokes off the pace. The Moccasins were also 27 strokes ahead of Division I Florida Atlantic, the next closest team.
Florida Southern will play its third tournament of the fall on October 6 and 7, at the Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern.