KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The FGCU women’s golf team finished the second round of the 2014 Kiawah Island Classic in 16th place to make the final cut for Tuesday’s playoff round. The Eagles shot 320 in the second round for a total score of 624 to rank among the top half of the tournament’s 36 teams.
The Green and Blue sit 30 strokes behind tournament leader Kent State and finished higher than Atlantic Sun foes USC Upstate and Northern Kentucky. The Eagles played the Oak Point Course at Kiawah Island in Monday’s round and produced an average score of 80, one stroke better than the tournament’s average on the Oak Point course.
“Today was a little bit of a struggle for us,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “We made a couple of mistakes and started trying a little too hard. Tomorrow we just need to go out there and remember to enjoy ourselves, take one shot at a time and avoid getting too up-and-down.”
After carding a score of 82 in the first round, Sara Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnesota Virtual Academy) led the Eagles with a 78 in Monday’s play for a tournament score of 160 through two rounds. Detlefsen carded birdies on the fourth and eighth holes and sat just two over par through 13 holes. She had two double bogeys in the final five holes but finished four strokes better than her first-round score and produced the team’s top score of the day. Detlefsen currently ranks 101 in the field of nearly 200 golfers.
Georgia Price (Bude, England/Fort Myers High School) remains atop the team’s standings with an overall score of 153. Price carded an 81 in Monday’s round and currently ranks 38 in the individual standings. Price sits just 11 strokes behind the tournament’s individual leader, Sammie Buchanan of UNC-Greensboro.
With an overall score of 158, Megan VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) ranks second on the team and 78 in the standings after recording a score of 80 in the second round. VanEtten birdied the seventh hole and finished the front nine at +2 but added eight strokes on the back nine to score a 78 on the day.
Briana Carlson (Inverness, Fla./Citrus High School) birdied the seventh and twelfth holes but carded three double-bogeys for a score of 81. Combined with her score of 78 in the first round Carlson currently ranks 85th in the tournament with an overall score of 159.
Rebecca VanEtten (Trinity, Fla./J.W. Mitchell High School) rounded out the Eagle’s lineup with an 87 in the second round. VanEtten helped lead the Eagles with a 76 in round one and currently holds an overall score of 163 for 114th place.
Tuesday’s final round will feature the top 19 teams playing for the championship on the Cougar Point course. The teams will tee off at 9:30 a.m. with the Eagles starting on holes 15-17.
This three-day Classic features 36 of the nation’s best women’s golf teams, including five teams currently ranked in the Top 100 by Golfweek. The tournament field also includes Atlantic Sun foes the University of North Florida, USC Upstate and Northern Kentucky University. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes two courses: Cougar Point with a par-72, 6,001 yard course and Oak Point with a par-72, 5,902 yard course. Live scoring will be available through www.Golfstat.com.
T38. Georgia Price 72-81-153
T78. Megan VanEtten 78-80-158
T85. Briana Carlson 78-81-159
T101. Sara Detlefsen 82-78-160
T114. Rebecca VanEtten 76-87-163
1.Kent State 292-302-594
2.High Point 300-299-599
3.Jacksonville State 292-309-601
4.St. John’s 292-310-602
5.Penn State 300-303-603
6.College of Charleston 304-300-604
7.North Florida 295-311-606
T8.Arkansas State 301-306-607
11.Boston University 314-299-613
15.Boston College 302-321-623
16. FGCU 304-320-624
21.Charleston Southern 319-316-635
23.William and Mary 312-330-642
T24.Western Kentucky 328-316-644
T24.Tennessee Tech 333-311-644
27.Newberry College 326-323-649
31.USC Upstate 329-333-662
32.The Citadel 342-331-673
33.Northern Kentucky 338-338-676