Mercer finishes 9th at Hurricane Invitational
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/07/2018
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Courtesy: Mercer Athletics

MIAMI, Fla. – Sophomore Lauren Lightfritzrounded out a two-over-par (218) performance to tie for 10th individually as Mercer placed ninth overall after shooting a 20-over-par 308 in the final round of the Hurricane Invitational on Wednesday.
The Bears finished the 54-hole tournament at 47-over-par (911) while placing ahead of four other teams in the 13-team field at the Biltmore Golf Course.
Mercer Scorecard

9. Mercer 302 301 308 +47 911
T-10 Lauren Lightfritz (Indiv.) 75 69 74 +2 218
T-19 Payton Schanen 73 75 76 +8 224
T-30 Jodee Tindal (Indiv.) 76 72 78 +10 226
T-36 Terese Romeo 76 76 76 +12 228
T-47 Karina Kukkonen 78 74 80 +16 232
T-47 Mary Augusta Janiga 79 76 77 +16 232
T-47 Hannah Mae Deems 75 78 79 +16 232

Mercer on Team Leaderboard
After turning it around with a three-spot improvement following Tuesday's round, the Bears fell back into ninth place in the difficult 13-team field. Mercer finished one shot off a three-way tie for seventh place with Penn State and nationally-ranked Barry while placing ahead of South Florida (+51), FIU (+55), Middle Tennessee (+57) and South Dakota State (+66).
Mercer on Individual Leaderboard
Individual player Lauren Lightfritz shot a two-over-par 74 on Wednesday to finish tied for 10th in a field of 75 golfers. The sophomore birdied No. 4 and finished the three-day tournament with a total score of 218. Payton Schanen joined Lightfritz in the top 20 individually, shooting +4 (76) on Wednesday to remain tied for 19th.
Up Next
Mercer stays in Georgia for the 3M Augusta Invitational (Augusta, Ga.), which will be held at Forest Hills Country Club on March 16-18.

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