FORT MYERS, Florida. – The FGCU women’s golf team will travel to Brickyard Collegiate on Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5, as the Eagles final tune up ahead of the upcoming ASUN Championship Tournament.
Play at Brickyard Country Club will begin with 36 holes on Monday beginning with a 9 a.m. shotgun blast. The final 18 holes begin Tuesday morning with live scores for both days available at www.GolfStat.com.
The Eagles are coming off a ninth-place finish at Pinetree CC Women’s Collegiate two weeks ago after winning the Spring Break Shootout in mid-March.
Laura Edmonds leads the Eagles entering the tournament with a 24-round average of 73.04 highlighted by three top-10 finishes this year. Haley Yerxa is just behind with a 73.50 GPA and four top-10 finishes. In her last four tournaments, Yerxa has two third-place finishes and finished seventh at Pinetree Women’s Collegiate.
Anouk Casty (75.67), Posie Farrelly (77.17), and Josephine Bertelsen (80.92) will complete the Eagles quintet. Molly Murray will participate in his second tournament of the year as an individual.
The field will include three top 100 teams in No. 30 UCF, No. 73 Sacramento State and No. 84 Mercer who will host the tournament.
After the Brickyard, the FGCU will then compete in the ASUN Championship in two weeks. The tournament will take place in Valdosta, Georgia at the Kinderlou Forest Club from April 17-19.
Brickyard Collegiate – Brickyard Country Club
Macon, Georgia – Par 72 – 6,171 yards
1 – Haley Yerxa
2 – Laura Edmonds
3 – Anouk Casty
4 – Posie Farrelly
5 – Josephine Bertelsen
Molly Murray (individual)
Brickyard Collegiate Field:
#105 Central Arkansas
#114 Florida Atlantic
#78 Kennesaw State
#73 Sacramento State
#189 UNC Asheville
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