McKew Finishes Fifth; Mocs Third at Lady Falcon Invitational

McKew Finishes Fifth; Mocs Third at Lady Falcon Invitational

DAYTONA – Shannon McKew shot a 79 in the final round to finish in fifth place at the Lady Falcon Invitational while the Moccasins came in third with a score of 640 after totalling a 332 score on Sunday. Florida Southern was also third after the first day with a 308 score. 

McKew had finished the first round in a tie for first place after firing a 72, but her 79 on Sunday dropped her to fifth place with a 151 score over the LPGA International Course. She was the only Moccasin to break 80 in the final round.

Britta Bernth and Abbey Williams, playing on Florida Southern "B" team, were two of three players tying for sixth place with scores of 154. Bernth dropped four strokes off her opening day score of 79 while Williams cut six strokes off her opening round of 80. Kit Creighton was the only other Moccasin to place in the top 20, finishing 76-86 to tie for 20th with a 162 score.

Emma Marlatt placed tied for 22nd with a score of 163 (76-86) while Kolby McWilliams tied for 26th with a 166 total (81-85). Rounding out the Moccasins "A" team was Colleen Panosian who finished at 171 (87-84) to tie for 37th.

The Moccasins "B" team shaved 15 strokes off their first day total to shoot a 315 on Sunday to move from seventh place to fifth place. Tori Higgins (84-86) and Madison Wetzel (87-83) tied for 35th with scores of 170 while Marissa Boccabella placed 42n with a 177 total (94-83). Emily Tofaute, playing as an independent, shot a 173 (88-85) to finish in 39th place.

Host Daytona State took team honors with a 596 score, shooting 295 on Sunday and also had the individual medalist in Claire Becker, who beat Seminole State's Josefine Garton in a playoff aftert both finished with scores of 144. Becker fired a four-under 68 in the final round. Becker nad Garton were the only two golfers to shoot par over the 6,117 yard LPGA International Course.

The Mocs play next on Oct. 12-13 at the Guy Harvey Invitational at the PGA National Course in Palm Beach Gardens.