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.
|T-10||Lauren Lightfritz (Indiv.)||75||69||74||+2||218|
|T-30||Jodee Tindal (Indiv.)||76||72||78||+10||226|
|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.
Mercer stays in Georgia for the 3M Augusta Invitational (Augusta, Ga.), which will be held at Forest Hills Country Club on March 16-18.