Moccasins Slip to Sixth in Final Round of Armstrong Pirate Invitational

Moccasins Slip to Sixth in Final Round of Armstrong Pirate Invitational

POOLER, Ga. – Senior Emily Rymer led Florida Southern with a 77 in the second round of the Armstrong Pirate Invitational Tuesday, and junior Kit Creighton had a 78, but the Moccasins had to count a pair of 82's and finished in a tie for sixth place. Nova Southeastern won the tournament with a 4-stroke margin over second-place Florida Tech.

On Monday, the Moccasins had all five of their golfers shoot in the 70's and counted nothing worse than a 75 that resulted in a team score of 298. Tuesday, the Mocs slipped to a 319 with Rymer (Orlando, Fla.) and Creighton (Buffalo, N.Y.) their top scorers. Junior Colleen Panosian (Smyrna, Ga.) and redshirt junior Emma Marlatt (Chapel Hill, N.C.) were the Moccasins' other two counters, while freshman Abbey Williams (Marietta, Ga.) had an 83.

Rymer's total score of 152 allowed her to finish in a tie for 17th place individually, one shot ahead of Creighton, whose 153 left her tied for 20th. Panosian tied for 32nd with a total score of 155, Williams was tied for 49th with a 158, and Marlatt was tied for 54th with her 161.

Nova Southeastern was able to hold on to its first-round lead over Florida Tech, even though the Panthers out-scored the Sharks 294-299 on Tuesday. The Panthers' Johanna Larsson had the round of the day and the tournament with a five-under par 67, but was also unable to catch Nova's Daniel Ortiz, who won medalist honors with a one-under par 143 (69-74). Ortiz finished two shots ahead of Flagler's Marie Santacroce and Florida Tech's Felicia Leftinger. Larsson placed fourth with a two-round total of 146.

After Nova Southeastern and Florida Tech, Flagler was third, finishing eight strokes behind the winning Sharks. West Florida placed fourth, 17 strokes off the pace, and Lander was fifth, 25 strokes behind.

Florida Southern tied with Saint Leo for sixth place with 2-day totals of 617.

Florida Southern's next tournament will be March 16-17 at the Barry University Women's Invitational in Miami Lakes.