Women's Golf Opens Finishes Fifth at Queens Invitational

The Buccaneers will look to climb towards the top after day one. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
PONTE VERDE, Fla.-- The Barry University women's golf team concluded play at the Queens University Invitational on Tuesday afternoon with a fifth place finish, up from sixth after round one.
 
The Bucs finished off with a 637 (322-315), eleven strokes behind winner Ashland University. Newberry placed second followed by Belmont Abbey and Carson Newman.
 
Anna Haglind (77-80) and Trish Gibbens (83-74) finished at the top for the Bucs, each with a 157, tied for 11th overall. Gibbons' second round 74 was the low for the Bucs in the tournament.
 
Lizzi Over finished finished five strokes behind Haglind and Gibbens with a 162 (82-80), tied for 27th overall. Cristina Coll finished tied for 31st with a 164 (80-84) and Isadora Stapff completed the loop with a 173 (92-81), tied for 55th overall.
 
"The girls worked very hard today," head coach Patti Rizzo said. "They're going to get better each week.  I think this was a warm-up for them.
 
The team returns to the links on Saturday, September 26 at the Daytona Beach State Invitational.
 
Women's Golf Opens Fall Season at Queens Invitational
 
PONTE VERDE, Fla..— The Barry University women’s golf team opened their fall season on Monday afternoon, participating in the Queens Invitational at TPC Sawgrass.
 
After first round action, the Bucs find themselves in sixth place with a 322, just eleven strokes off the lead. Belmont Abbey and Ashland are tied for first (311), while Newberry is close ontheir heels at 312.
 
Anna Haglind led the way for the Buccaneers with a 77 (40-37) putting her 9th overall.
 
Cristina Coll fired an 80 (42-38), placing her tied for 19th overall.
 
Lizzi Over shot an 80 (39-43) while Trish Gibbens was a stroke off her at 83 (39-44). Isadora Stapff rounded out the Buccaneers lineup with a 92 (44-48).
 
“This is a very difficult course, and a lot of the girls didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Patti Rizzo. “If everyone plays two or three shots better tomorrow though, we’ll be in good shape.”
 
The Bucs will wrap up competition tomorrow before heading to the Daytona Beach State Invitational next weekend.

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