PBC Women’s Golf Update – Oct. 23

Flagler's Kim Jakobs
Flagler's Kim Jakobs

Saints finish in seventh place, Cougars ninth at the 17th annual Flagler Fall Slam

ST. AUGUSTINE – The Flagler College women's golf team finished in seventh place with a 39-over par 615 (311-304) at the 17th annual Flagler Fall Slam, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Marsh Creek Country Club (par 72; 6,062 yards).  Columbus State, the only other PBC team in the field, finished in ninth.

The first round yesterday was suspended due to rain and six groups had wait to finish their first round this morning.

A Sunshine State Conference school had won 11 of the last 12 Fall Slam titles as Flagler took home the crown in 2014 to break the streak. This year, Seminole State College won its first Fall Slam title with a 16-over 592. The Raiders shot a 295 in the first round to lead after the first 18 holes and followed that up with a 297 to win by nine strokes.

Finishing in second place was Wingate University (601). Barry University (607), Limestone College (610), and the University of Missouri at St. Louis (613) completed the top five.

Emma Thorngren of UMSL led the 92-woman field with a 4-under 140. She shot an even par 72 in the first round and then carded the lowest round of the tournament this afternoon with a 4-under 68 to move up six spots and take home medalist honors.

Noemie Pare (-3) of Barry finished a stroke behind. Laila Forstmane (+1) of Eckerd College and Minori Nagano (+1) finished in a tie for third place while Maeve Cummins (+2) of Carson-Newman University rounded out the top five.

Flagler's Bella Petrone shot a career-best (36 holes) 6-over 150 to finish in a tie for 13th place. Vivien Roesner (+8) turned in a season-best 152 and finished in 18th place. Her 1-over 73 today moved her up 22 spots on the leader board. Daniela Alonso (+11), Kim Jakobs (+13), and Marietta Ruhl (+17) rounded out the Saints. Ella Stromfelt (+22) and Katya King (+23) played as individuals.

The Lady Cougars shot team scores of 314 and 306 in rounds one and two, respectively. The 36-hole score of 620 was just seven strokes back from fifth place. Seminole State captured the team title shooting a 592.

Anna Meleshkina was Columbus State's top finisher in the tournament. Over round one, Meleshkina shot a six-over 78, but she rebounded nicely on Tuesday. The senior posted an one-over 73, the best round of any Lady Cougar this week, to finish in a 15th place tie with a seven-over 151.

Just missing out on a top-20 finish, Ana Thorne concluded play in a tie for 21st with a nine-over 153. Thorne had CSU's best score in round one with a three-over 75 and played round two at six-over 78.

Victoria Libaak improved by five strokes over round two. After turning in an eight-over 80 in round one, the junior shot a three-over 75 to wrap up her tournament. Overall, Libaak shot an 11-over 155 to finish in a tie for 31st.

Sophomore Selina Budde posted nearly identical rounds to shoot a 17-over 161. Budde contributed to the team score over both rounds carding a nine-over 81 in round one before an eight-over 80 on Tuesday. She finished tied for 62nd place.

The final golfer this week for the Lady Cougars was Monica Ruiz Pavon. Battling tough conditions, Ruiz Pavon shot a 90 in round one. On Tuesday, she lowered her score by seven strokes to shoot an 83. She finished with a 36-hole total of 173 to finish in a tie for 87th.