Women's Golf a Stroke Behind Leader Nova SE

Francesca Perini is tied for 7th with teammate Maria Paola Fiorio at the Lady Bucs Invitational. Photo by Joel Auerbach

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – Barry University's No. 2-ranked women’s golf team is within one stroke of the lead, following two rounds of the Lady Bucs Invitational.

The Buccaneers, hosting the tournament for the first time in the program’s history, recovered nicely in the windy second round at the par-72, 6,045-yard Don Shula’s Golf Club. Ranked No. 2 in the nation, Barry shot 305-292 – 597 on the first day of the 54-hole event. The 13 strokes the Bucs trimmed off their opening-round total in the second round pulled them within striking distance of clubhouse leader Nova Southeastern’s 294-302 -- 596.

Barry’s 292 in the second round was the low for the 10-team, 65-player tournament field Monday. It is also the Bucs’ lowest round in school history. The previous school record was 294 in the second round of last year’s South Regional.

Two Buccaneers are tied for seventh at 149, five strokes behind leader Emily Rymer of Florida Southern, who shot even-par 70-74 – 144. Barry junior Francesca Perini and sophomore Maria Paola Fiorio each shot 76-73 to fall into the tie for seventh with Nova’s Daniela Ortiz. Sophomore Nicky Ferre and freshman Martina Bertuccioli are tied for 13th at 152. Ferre shot 78-74, and Bertuccioli 80-72. Junior Nancy Vergara is tied for 16th after shooting 75-78 -- 153.

Nova’s Rachel Lewis is second after shooting 72-75 – 147. St. Edward’s Haley Haught and Ryanne Haddow are tied with Rollins’ Kayla Sciupider and Hally Leadbetter for third at 4-over 138.

Bertuccioli’s even par in the second round is a season-low, five strokes better than her previous best. She had two birdies in the second round.

Competing as an individual in her first college tournament, freshman Carolina Heredia shot 78-79 – 157 to find herself in a tie for 29th. She had a birdie in each of Monday’s rounds. Junior Daniela Murray, also playing as an individual, is tied for 35th after shooting 80-78 -- 158. Murray sank one birdie putt. Freshman Paloma Vega shot 86-94 – 180.

Vergara's six birdies trailed Rymer's tournament-leading seven. Ferre and Fiorio each had five. Bertuccioli’s 26 pars is three behind tournament leader Lauren Shuford of Saint Leo, who had 29 in the 36 holes.

The tournament concludes with Tuesday’s final round.  

LADY BUCS INVITATIONAL        
SHULA'S GOLF CLUB        Miami Lakes  Fla.
Dates: 03/17 - 03/18     (Today:03-18-2014)
Par:        72                
Yardage:  6045                

      FINQ   School                   Scores  

         1   Nova Southeastern U.          294  302    596
         2    Rachel Lewis             72   75    147
      T  7    Daniela Ortiz            72   77    149
      T 10    Katrina Wang             73   77    150
      T 10    Liliana Cammisa          77   73    150
      T 63    Alejandra Velasco        94   90    184

         2   Barry University              305  292    597
      T  7    Francesca Perini         76   73    149
      T  7    Maria Paola Fiorio       76   73    149
      T 13    Nicole Ferre             78   74    152
      T 13    Martina Bertuccioli      80   72    152
      T 16    Nancy Vergara            75   78    153

         3   Rollins                       299  308    607
      T  3    Kayla Sciupider          74   74    148
      T  3    Hally Leadbetter         72   76    148
      T 16    Clara Teixeira           75   78    153
      T 35    Annie Dulman             78   80    158
      T 42    Momo Sakuragi            79   81    160

         4   Florida Southern              301  310    611
         1    Emily Rymer              70   74    144
      T 16    Jackie Rajek             75   78    153
      T 29    Callie Hodgkinson        78   79    157
      T 29    Colleen Panosian         78   79    157
      T 54    Hannah Duffie            84   82    166

         5   St. Edwards Univ.             299  316    615
      T  3    Haley Haught             72   76    148
      T  3    Ryanne Haddow            70   78    148
        41    Isabel Morales           77   82    159
      T 42    Alyssa Smith             80   80    160
      T 50    Taylor Moreno            80   83    163

         6   Florida Tech                  301  317    618
      T 13    Johanna Larsson          72   80    152
      T 20    Guro Rambjoer            77   77    154
      T 22    Felicia Leftinger        74   81    155
      T 29    Rachel Polson            78   79    157
        57    Sarah Thomas             85   83    168

         7   Saint Leo University          311  309    620
      T 10    Lauren Shuford           75   75    150
      T 20    Marie Coors              74   80    154
      T 29    Clare Connolly           81   76    157
      T 42    Lauren Petty             81   79    160
        52    Heather Petronis         85   79    164

         8   California Baptist U          304  319    623
      T 26    Nathalie Silva           78   78    156
      T 26    Natalie Park             77   79    156
      T 35    Tina Yang                75   83    158
      T 35    Kirsten Keyser           74   84    158
      T 42    Marvi Monsalve           81   79    160

         9   Flagler College               311  319    630
      T 16    Linn Weber               76   77    153
      T 29    Stephanie Tucker         76   81    157
      T 35    Joanna Yoo               79   79    158
      T 50    Nicole Keyser            81   82    163
      T 54    Marie Santacroce         80   86    166

        10   Fla Southern B                320  325    645
      T 26    Emma Marlatt             76   80    156
      T 42    Britta Bernth            79   81    160
      T 48    Kit Creighton            81   81    162
        56    Shannon McKew            84   83    167
        59    Emily Tofaute            85   89    174


   FINQ   Individuals            School       Scores  

   T 22   Jennifer So            Rollins       72   83    155
   T 22   Julie Steinbauer       Rollins       76   79    155
   T 22   Paige Lyle             Rollins       78   77    155
   T 29   Carolina Heredia       Barry (Fl)    78   79    157
   T 35   Daniela Murray         Barry (Fl)    80   78    158
   T 35   Jara Templet           FL Tech       77   81    158
     47   Emily Garrahan         J&W-FL        78   83    161
   T 48   Nicollette Gino        CBU           80   82    162
     53   Kristen Garabedian     Rollins       80   85    165
     58   Katherine Pimpanit     CBU           88   83    171
   T 60   Francesca Martelli     Lynn          89   91    180
   T 60   Paloma Vega            Barry (Fl)    86   94    180
     62   Mele Latu              J&W-FL        90   92    182
   T 63   Nezha Haddioui         Lynn          92   92    184
     65   Cathrine Pfeiffer      J&W-FL        97   98    195


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