Women's Golf Starts Season With a Fifth-Place Finish

Johanna Soderstrom (left) paced the Bucs in the opening round. Photo by Bridget Lyons.
PONTE VEDRA, Fla – The final round of the Queens Invitational was cancelled today due to inclement weather. The teams started the day in the rain but were pulled from the course when lightening in the area made continuing play unsafe. After a short delay, tournament officials deemed the Dye Valley course to be unplayable and shortened the tournament to one round.

Stetson was awarded the team victory of the rain shortened event in a 5th score playoff with Florida Southern. Silvie Dittertova of Florida Southern took medalist honors with her round of 70 (-2) yesterday.
 
Johanna Soderstrom led the way for the Bucs, finishing tied for 13th with a 76. Cristina Coll finished tied for 17th with a 77. Anna Haglind finished in a 5-way tie for 34th with a score of 80. Isadora Stapff was right behind Haglind finishing with an 81. Lizzi Over rounded out the Buccaneers roster with a score of 82.
 
Overall, The Bucs finished in a two-way tie for 5th with Embry-Riddle. Both teams were 26 over par with a 314.

The Barry Buccaneers will look to improve on their 5th place finish when they travel to the Xavier Invitational in Daytona Beach, October 10th- 12th.
 
Day One Results
 
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – The Barry Women’s Golf team began their 2008-2009 season yesterday at the Queens University Invitational at TPC Sawgrass. The Bucs battled through tough conditions on a difficult course (Dye Course) on their way to a first round 314 (+26). They are currently tied for 5th out of 17 teams.
 
Johanna Soderstrom, the team’s lone senior, got off to a rocky start by shooting 43 on the front nine. However, Soderstrom showed her resiliency by grinding out a 33 on the inward nine on her way to a 76. She is tied for 13th out of 90 individuals going into the final round. Freshman Lizzi Over started the day off respectably with a solid 37 going out, though struggled on the back nine, turning in an 82. She begins the day in a tie for 44th. The other members of the team, Cristina Coll, Anna Haglind and Isa Stapff fired rounds of 77, 80 and 81 respectively.
 
Florida Southern and Stetson University are tied at the top of the team leader board with rounds of 301 (+13).
 
  

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