16 Oct Women’s Golf Back in Action at 44th Annual Pat Bradley Invitational
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team returns to action this weekend at the 44th Annual Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by FIU at The Lakewood Ranch and Country Club.
The three-day, 54-hole event begins Saturday starting at 8 AM with live scoring available through www.GolfState.com.
The Eagles are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Jupiter Invitational where Laura Edmonds (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Cypress Bay) placed third overall in a record-setting third round that included a hole-in-one for the senior.
Edmonds set a school-record with a six-under 65 in the third round, while her six under performance also tied the school record for Low Round vs. Par. She also tied for the second-best low 54-hole total in program history with a three-round score of 206. For the Jupiter Invitational, her score of 65 today was a new tournament record, while her hole-in-one was the first ever for the event.
The last time the Eagles played in the Pat Bradley, FGCU finished 3rd among 17 teams in 2019-20. Prior to last year’s shortened season, FGCU had competed in the event 14 consecutive seasons.
For the season, Edmonds holds a 70.83 scoring average to lead FGCU through two tournaments. Anouk Casty (Basserdrof, Switzerland/Academia) is just behind (74.33), while Haley Yerxa (Ottawa, Ontario/Hillcrest) ranks third (75.33).
This will mark the final fall competition for the Eagles before resuming play in February at the FAU Paradise Invitational in Boca Raton.
1. Laura Edmonds
2. Anouk Casty
3. Sophia Warren
4. Posie Farrelly
5. Haley Yerxa
Individual – Josephine Bertelsen
44th Annual Pat Bradley Invitational Field:
#106 Boston College
#171 Eastern Michigan
#145 Georgia State
#107 James Madison
#140 Northern Illinois
#193 UT Rio Grande Valley
#134 Western Kentucky
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