MIAMI LAKES – A final-round 74 by senior Emily Rymer and a 75 from redshirt junior Emma Marlatt helped Florida Southern finish 11th at the Barry University Women's Invitational, while sophomore Britta Bernth had her third straight round in the 70's playing as an individual. Rollins, led by junior Annie Dulman, was able to re-claim its lead over Nova Southeastern, giving the Tars both the team title and tournament medalist.
Rymer's 74 allowed her to catch freshman Abbey Williams for the top position on the team at the end of the 3-round tournament. Both Moccasin golfers finished with a 225 (+9), which tied them for 19th place in a field of 88. Williams, however, was the only member of Florida Southern's starting five to shoot in the 70's for all three rounds (74-75-76), but Rymer's score of 145 over the final two rounds was topped by only five other golfers over those same 36 holes.
Marlatt had her best round of the tournament and it gave her a total score of 235. That was one shot ahead of junior Colleen Panosian, who had an 80 Tuesday afternoon, as did junior Kit Creighton. Panosian had a 236 overall, and Creighton had a 237.
With Rymer, Williams, and Marlatt their top three counters, and one of the 80's factored in as well, the Moccasins had a team score of 305 in the final round.
Bernth, who was one of four designated individuals for the Moccasins, had scores of 77, 77, and 78 to finish in a tie for 45th place with a 232. That was 11 strokes better than Bernth's score in the Mocs' last 3-round tournament, the Lady Moc Classic this February.
Junior Emily Tofaute had another score in the 70's too with her final-round 78 to finish at 239 overall, her best performance in five tournaments this season. Redshirt sophomore Shannon McKew had an 83, and freshman Kolby McWilliams had an 86 to finish at 253 and 255 respectively.
Rollins had held the lead in the team standings after the first round, but lost it in the second when the Tars fell three shots behind Nova Southeastern. The Tars out-scored the Sharks in the final round though, 291-295, for a winning margin of a single stroke. Lynn finished third, but was 13 shots behind the Tars, and host Barry was fourth, 21 off the pace.
Lexie Toth led the Tars in round three with a three-under par 69, two shots better than anyone from Nova Southeastern had in that round. Dulman, meanwhile, had a 74 to finish with a 213 (-3) for the tournament. That was three strokes better than Toth, Jamie Freedman of Nova Southeastern, and Francesca Perini of Barry.
Florida Southern has a quick turn-around with another tournament scheduled for this weekend. The Moccasins will compete in the Shootout at Shingle Creek, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, Friday through Sunday.