Golf-W at Lady Moc Invitational
Women’s Golf Finishes Runner-Up at Lady Moc Classic
Modified Feb 26, 2013 04:45 PM
Lakeland, Fla. – Lynn University’s third-ranked women’s golf team powered through the rain and windy conditions to take second place at the Lady Moc Golf Classic on Tuesday afternoon. Jessica Bradley and Samantha Smolen each claimed top-10 finishes while the Fighting Knights 898 team score is the fourth-lowest in 15-year history of the tournament.
Posting the third-lowest score of the day at 302, LU was able to hold off a furious charge from No. 2 Rollins (901) in third place but lost ground on top-ranked Nova Southeastern (880), who won for the third time in the last four years. West Florida (922) remained fourth and Armstrong Atlantic (924) broke a three-way tie to claim fifth at The Club at Eaglebrooke.
Bradley had her best showing of the season with a 221 total in tying for third individually. The Bishops Nympton, England, native was second in the field with 10 birdies, tied for third in par four scoring (+4) and tied for seventh in par five scoring (-1).
Sitting outside the top-10 heading into the final day, Smolen snuck into a tie for seventh with a final round 74 for a 223 score. This is her team-leading fourth top-10 finish of the season. Irene Calvo, unfortunately, slipped outside the top-10 after carding an 81 to close out competition with a 227.
Louise Manalo and Ellen Chambers maintained their consistency throughout the 54-hole event, as Manalo shot 77 for the second consecutive round and Chambers posted a 76. Rounding out the Fighting Knights contingent was Estefania Buritica. The junior from Pereira, Colombia, logged her two-lowest rounds of the season on the opening day and finished with a 234 total, respectively.
Lynn returns to the links on Monday, March 4, at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla.
Lynn University (304-292-302=898/2nd)
Jessica Bradley (75-71-75=221/T-3rd)
Samantha Smolen (76-73-74=223/T-7th)
Irene Calvo (75-71-81=227/T-14th)
Louise Manalo (78-77-77=232/T-24th)
Ellen Chambers (79-78-76=233/T-27th)
Estefania Buritica (77-75-82=234/T-32nd)