Laura Edmonds in Fourth after Two Rounds of Jupiter Invitational

Laura Edmonds in Fourth after Two Rounds of Jupiter Invitational

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Sitting one stroke under part through 36 holes, Laura Edmonds (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Cypress Bay) finished day one of the Jupiter Invitational in fourth place individually as the FGCU women’s golf team sits fifth overall at the PGA Golf Club’s Ryder Course. Edmonds tallied a two-under 69 in the first round and shot 72 in the second round. The Eagles overall shot 592 to finish the day one stroke behind fourth-place UAB.
“Today was not our best day overall. A lot of the mistakes we made were attributed to short game and mental mistakes. We are looking to clean those up and make a move up the leaderboard tomorrow,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “Laura had another strong day and has been nothing but consistent each and every day.”
Tuesday’s third round action will begin at 7:45 AM with live scoring available through
Kennesaw State holds the team lead through two rounds after shooting 568. Host Florida Atlantic is just behind (573), while Nova Southeastern is third (577).
Edmonds was one of four players to finish under par on Monday. She sits two strokes out of third place and three strokes out of second. Letizia Bagnoli of Florida Atlantic leads the field with a seven under 135 heading into Tuesday.
Along with Edmonds, Haley Yerxa (Ottawa, Ontario/Hillcrest) tied for 15th (147), while Posie Farrelly (Lutz, Fla./George Steinbrenner HS) tied for 31st (152) and Anouk Casty (Basserdrof, Switzerland/Academia), making her collegiate debut, tied for 35th (153). Sophia Warren (Lakewood Ranch, Fla./Seminole State College) shot 155 for the two rounds to tie for 41st. Emma Grace Messenger (Montgomery, Texas/Legacy Prep Christian Academy) played as an individual shooting 154 to tie for 39th.
Edmonds had eight birdies on the day which tied for the third most, while Yerxa was just behind with six. In the first round, Edmonds had five of her birdies to shoot 69 – three of those came after the turn. Her fifth birdie of the morning session on No. 16 put her three under until she carded a bogey on No. 18.
Yerxa had three birdies in each round and had a fairly clean second round until posting a double on No. 15. She closed the day with a birdie on No. 18 to finish with a two over 73.
FGCU Lineup:
4. Laura Edmonds – 69-72 – 141
T15. Haley Yerxa – 74-73 – 147
T31. Posie Farrelly – 78-74 – 152
T35. Anouk Casty – 77-76 – 153
T39 Emma Grace Messenger (indiv) – 78-76 – 154
T41. Sophia Warren – 77-78 – 155
Participating Teams:
1. Kennesaw State – 278-290 – 568
2. Florida Atlantic – 289-284 – 573
3. Nova Southeastern – 291-286 – 577
4. UAB – 298-293 – 591
5. FGCU – 297-295 – 592
6 . Jacksonville – 305-292 – 597   
7 . Daytona State – 305-303 – 608
8. Keiser – 310-299 – 609
T9. Towson – 313-299 – 612   
T9. Lamar – 301-311 – 612
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