Women's Golf Holds 5-Stroke Lead

Maria Paola Fiorio shot a career-low 1-under 71 to grab a share of the lead at the Flagler Fall Slam. Photo by Joel Auerbach

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Barry University's Maria Paola Fiorio shot a career-best 1-under 71 Monday in the first round of the Flagler Fall Slam to propel the Buccaneers into a five-stroke lead at the top.

Fiorio, a sophomore from Torino, Italy, shares a one-stroke lead with Armstrong Atlantic's Kiley Mettler, who also put up a 1-under par opening round on the 5,778-yard Marsh Creek Country Club course in the 14-team, 80-play field. Barry sophomore Nicky Ferre shot par, and sits third.

Barry shot 298 as a team, and leads host Flagler by five strokes at 10-over par. Flagler's Marie Santacroce is tied for fourth with Saint Leo's Clare Connolly at 2-over 74.

Fiorio had back-to-back birdies on the 435-yard third and 120-yard fourth, and offset two bogeys to cap her round with a birdie on the par-5, 485-yard 16th. Ferre birdied the 333-yard first, par-4 third and 135-yard 17th, and had three bogeys.

Armstrong is third after shooting 308. Seminole State (Fla.) is fourth at 313, and Saint Leo fifth at 314. 

Barry's Francesca Perini had two birdies in shooting a 4-over 76. Nancy Vergara tied for 22nd with seven other golfers at 7-over 79, and Barry teammate Daniela Murray is a stroke back in a tie for 30th.

The Buccaneers will tee off in Tuesday's final round, beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Flagler Fall Slam
Dates: Oct. 28-29, 2013
Marsh Creek CC • St. Augustine, Fla.
1st Round Scores
Par 72, 5778 yards
Fin. Team Total Par

1. Barry 298 +10
2. Flagler 303 +15
3. Armstrong 308 +20
4. Seminole State (Fla.) 313 +25
5. Saint Leo 314 +26
6. West Florida 316 +28
7. Limestone 317 +29
8. Tampa 321 +33
9. Mount Olive 323 +35
10. Carson-Newman 333 +45
11. Anderson (S.C.) 337 +49
12. Tusculum 351 +63
13. Catawba 357 +69
14. Eckerd 369 +81

Fin. Player Team Total Par
T 1. Maria Paola Fiorio Barry 71 -1
T 1. Kiley Mettler Armstrong 71 -1
3. Nicky Ferre Barry 72 E
T 4. Clare Connolly Saint Leo 74 +2
T 4. Marie Santacroce Flagler 74 +2
T 6. Marie Coors Saint Leo 75 +3
T 6. Brittany LaPadula Limestone 75 +3
T 6. Joanna Yoo Flagler 75 +3
T 9. Madison Kennedy Catawba 76 +4
T 9. Francesca Perini Barry 76 +4
T 9. Stephanie Tucker Flagler 76 +4
T 12. Daisy-May Kenny West Florida 77 +5
T 12. Virginia Lane Mount Olive 77 +5
T 12. Julia McQuilken Seminole State (Fla.) 77 +5
T 15. Jenna Birch Armstrong 78 +6
T 15. Natalie Feder Anderson (S.C.) 78 +6
T 15. Olivia Ferrer Flagler 78 +6
T 15. Caitlin Huiting Seminole State (Fla.) 78 +6
T 15. Kelsey Jensen Seminole State (Fla.) 78 +6
T 15. Aimee Paterson West Florida 78 +6
T 15. Grace Marie Schian Tampa 78 +6
T 22. Katie Eskew Anderson (S.C.) 79 +7
T 22. Julie Loennechen Mount Olive 79 +7
T 22. Elin Olsson West Florida 79 +7
T 22. Chelsea Passmore Carson-Newman 79 +7
T 22. Brendie Rockholt Armstrong 79 +7
T 22. Nancy Vergara Barry 79 +7
T 22. Linn Emily Weber Flagler 79 +7
T 22. Grace Ziamandanis Tampa 79 +7
T 30. Chanya Angwarawong Seminole State (Fla.) 80 +8
T 30. Meridith Hawkins Carson-Newman 80 +8
T 30. Sydney Landreth Limestone 80 +8
T 30. Taylor McInnis Limestone 80 +8
T 30. Daniela Murray Barry 80 +8
T 30. Kristen Sammarco Armstrong 80 +8
T 30. Lauren Shuford Saint Leo 80 +8
T 37. Brittany Bradshaw Tampa 81 +9
T 37. Nicole Keyser Flagler 81 +9
T 37. Pamela Mosley Armstrong 81 +9
T 37. Danielle Welker Flagler 81 +9
T 41. Noelia Cortes Limestone 82 +10
T 41. Hannah Luckett Limestone 82 +10
T 41. Camila Sevillano West Florida 82 +10
T 44. Stefany King Mount Olive 83 +11
T 44. Gabrielle Miller Tampa 83 +11
T 46. Holly Cannon Tampa 84 +12
T 46. Kellianne May Seminole State (Fla.) 84 +12
T 46. Lovisa Tillstrom Mount Olive 84 +12
T 49. Anne Barboteau Mount Olive 85 +13
T 49. Sara Howard Tusculum 85 +13
T 49. Lauren Petty Saint Leo 85 +13
T 52. Fatin Amin Tampa 86 +14
T 52. Danielle Baiunco Carson-Newman 86 +14
T 52. Jessica Hart Carson-Newman 86 +14
T 52. Calley Lawson Tusculum 86 +14
T 52. Laura Weaver Flagler 86 +14
57. Leslie Long Catawba 87 +15
T 58. Lily Kent West Florida 88 +16
T 58. Mara Shingleton Eckerd 88 +16
T 58. Mary Tunnell Carson-Newman 88 +16
T 61. Braiden Furtick Anderson (S.C.) 89 +17
T 61. Lauren Hodge Carson-Newman 89 +17
T 61. Alex LeBlanc Seminole State (Fla.) 89 +17
T 61. Annie Rodgers Eckerd 89 +17
T 61. Jenee Vanderstyne Tampa 89 +17
T 66. Alec Cunningham Tusculum 90 +18
T 66. Kelly Horrell Tusculum 90 +18
T 66. Taylor Lambertsen Tusculum 90 +18
6 9 . Sarah Timms Anderson (S.C.) 91 +19
7 0 . Garyt Hamilton Anderson (S.C.) 93 +21
7 1 . Lindsay Butler Tusculum 94 +22
T 72. Whitney Edwards Eckerd 95 +23
T 72. Carmen Grubb Catawba 95 +23
7 4 . Arista Setro Anderson (S.C.) 96 +24
7 5 . Mandy Milne Eckerd 97 +25
7 6 . Alison Lindo Catawba 99 +27
7 7 . Heather Petronis Saint Leo 101 +29
T 78. Crystal Almond Catawba 103 +31
T 78. Allison Nill Tampa 103 +31
80. Brittany Loveless Eckerd 105 +33



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