Sunday, October 04, 2015

Paige and Eilidh help Stetson finish fifth in 

Jacksonville Classic
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. – The Stetson University, Florida women’s golf team tied for the low round of the day this past week  in the final round of the Jacksonville Classic, moving up to fifth place in the final standings for the tournament.
The Hatters closed with a 296, which was their highest score of the tournament, but tied with North Florida and Florida State for the low round of the day. None of the other 11 teams in the tournament managed to break 300 in the final round of play.
The result was the Hatters moved past both Houston Baptist and Wofford, and to within a shot of Daytona State for fourth place.
“The course was better today than it had been, but the water was coming up out of the ground because the tides were so high,” Hatters coach Floyd Kerr said. “The greens were still good.
“It was a good tournament for us. Everything was very positive.”
Stetson third-year student Kristine Odaiyar finished the event tied for sixth place overall 
Odaiyar's final round  of 71 left her with an even par score of 216
Nationally-ranked Florida State coasted to the team title . The Seminoles (853) surrendered eight shots to par in the final round, but still finished with a 24-stroke advantage over second place Rollins (877). UNF (880) finished third ahead of Daytona State (884) and Stetson (885).
Florida State also led the way in the race for individual medallist honors. Matilda Castren and Kim Metraux, who entered the final round separated by one shot for the lead, remained that way as both players posted scores of 75 in the final round. Rollins’ Annie Dulman shot a 74 to finish tied for third, just two shots off the lead, along with Daytona State’s Katie Veale, who had a final-round 76, and Florida State’s Kayla Jones, who finished with a 75.

Stetson second-year student Paige Kemp,  pictured left, from Essex (her mother is Scottish!) had an up and down final round, closing with a 77 to finish the tournament tied for 47th with a 14-over par score of 230. 
Fellow second-year student Eilidh Watson from Dollar got off to a rough start in the final round, but battled her way to a final round score of 80. She finished tied for 52nd, one shot behind Kemp.

Final Results (pdf)