04 Oct Women’s Golf Opens Jupiter Invitational on Monday
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s golf team returns to action on Monday as the Eagles take part in the Jupiter Invitational hosted by FAU at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. First round action will begin with an 8:30 AM shotgun start with 36 holes scheduled for the day.
Live scoring will be available through www.GolfStat.com. The second round will feature the final 18 holes on Tuesday. The teams will play the 6,011 yard, par 71 Ryder Course for the tournament.
FGCU is coming off an 11th-place finish at the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman last weekend. Laura Edmonds (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Cypress Bay) tied for 17th overall with a 54-hole score of 219 highlighted by a second-round 69.
Edmonds continues to hold the FGCU program record for career scoring average (73.88) and holds the career record for rounds at par-or-better (20). She also ranks third all-time in finishing percentage (78.2%) and is eighth in career birdies (150). Edmonds needs just seven more to reach fifth place which is currently held by Kelsy Holbert (2016-19).
The Eagles’ line-up will see Edmonds, Posie Farrelly (Lutz, Fla./George Steinbrenner HS) and Haley Yerxa (Ottawa, Ontario/Hillcrest) all playing in their second tournament of the season. Sophia Warren (Lakewood Ranch, Fla./Seminole State College) and Anouk Casty (Basserdrof, Switzerland/Academia) will make their 2021-22 debuts. Emma Grace Messenger (Montgomery, Texas/Legacy Prep Christian Academy)is slated to play as an individual.
1. Laura Edmonds
2. Posie Farrelly
3. Sophia Warren
4. Anouk Casty
5. Haley Yerxa
Individual – Emma Grace Messenger
Participating Teams (11):
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