Women's Golf Finishes Third At Second Annual Buccaneer Invitational

Isadora Stapff finised tied for third with a 149. Photo by Joel AUerbach.
HIALEAH, Fla.— The number two-ranked Grand Valley State Women’s Golf team posted a tournament low 296 in the second round to hold on to the win in the Second Annual Buccaneer Invitational at Shula’s Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon.
 
For Grand Valley State, all of the Lakers’ players placed in the top 10 with Sarah Hoffman making the move from second after the first round to first overall to take the win. Hoffman fired a 145 (73-72). Her second round 72 was the lowest in the tournament.
 
The number five-ranked Buccaneers combined for a 643 (311-317) to earn the third place finish. SSC-foe, and number eleven-ranked, Lynn took second place with a 625 (312-313). Sixteenth ranked California University of Pennsylvania finished fourth while Flagler rounded out the top five.
 
Lynn’s Maha Haddioui switched positions with Hoffman, earning second overall with a 147 (73-74). Isadora Stapff was the highest Buccaneer finisher with a 149 (75-74). She tied for third with Ashley Smith of Grand Valley State.Thalia Baigorria (Lynn), Caitlin Bennett (Grand Valley State), Jenna Rothermel (California University of Pennsylvania), Kaitlyn Edwards (Flagler), and Allie Tyler (Grand Valley State) rounded out the top nine spots.
 
For the Buccaneers, Anna Haglind finished tied for fourteenth with a 160 (79-81) and Cristina Coll was a few strokes off with a 161 (79-81), finishing tied for 16th. Lizzi Over finishes tied for 21st with a 164 (84-80) and Patricia Gibbens rounded out the Buccaneer lineup with a 169 (85-84).
 
The Bucs don’t return to action again until April 19 when they play in the SSC Championship hosted by Nova Southeastern.
 
Round One
 
HIALEAH, Fla.—The second-ranked Grand Valley State women’s golf team posted a team score of 302 to lead after the opening round of Second Annual Buccaneer Invitational. The Lakers hold a ten-shot lead after the first round, which was completed this morning due to weather related conditions yesterday.
 
Lynn University, ranked eleventh, is in second with a 312 while host #5 Barry University is in third with a 317. California University of Pennsylvania, ranked sixteenth, (326) followed by #19 West Florida (331) round out the top five. Flagler (333), Eckerd (351) and Henderson State (361) are in sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively.
 
Lynn’s Maha Haddioui and Grand Valley State’s Sarah Hoffman are tied for the first round lead. Each fired a plus one 73. The highest Buccaneer finisher after the first round is Isadora Stapff who fired a  75 (36-39). She is in a five-way tie for third place with California-Pennsylvania’s Jenna Rothermel, Grand Valley’s Ashley Smith and Ashley Beard, and Lynn’s Thalia Baigorria.
 
Two players from Flagler, Kaitlyn Edwards and Elin Karlsson, and West Florida’s Bhavna Shetty round out the top 10 with a plus six 78.
 
For the rest of Barry, Anna Haglind (39-40) and Cristina Coll (39-40) are both seven over par with 79, tied for 11th place. Lizzi Over fired a first round 84 (42-42) to tie for 23rd while Patricia Gibbens rounds out the Buccaneer lineup with an 85 (41-44).

The tournament, originally scheduled for three rounds, has been shortened due to rain and lightning yesterday. Much of the course was water-logged and unplayable. Teams will wrap up competition this afternoon in the second round.

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