Women’s Golf Slips, Finishes Eighth at Central District Invite
PARRISH, Fla. – The Kent State women's golf team was unable to carry over its success from Monday's second round into the final day of the Central District Invitational, as the Golden Flashes finished eighth in the 15-team field after posting a 301 during the final round.
Junior Mercedes Germino (Necochea, Argentina) finished in a two-player tie for fifth place, as four bogeys over her final six holes prevented her from posting a below-par round. Germino finished with a three-over 75 on Tuesday for a one-over 217 for the three-round tournament.
Kent State got a pair of two-over 74s Tuesday from seniors Martina Gavier (Cordoba, Argentina) and Sarah Bradley (Cambridge, New Zealand) for the low round for the Golden Flashes. Bradley was steady on the front nine with an even-par 36; Gavier carded four birdies, but a double-bogey on the par-4 No. 14 marred her scorecard.
Iowa State edged the field with a four-over 868 to defeat second place and fourth-ranked LSU by nine strokes. LSU's Austin Ernst captured medalist honors with a three-under 213.
The Golden Flashes will return to the state of Florida March 6-7 for the Lady Gator Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida.
Kent State 303-293-301=897
T5 Mercedes Germino 71-71-75=217
T17 Sarah Bradley 77-71-74=222
T35 Martina Gavier 76-77-74=227
T59 Shamira Marshall 79-76-78=233
T59 Mandi Morrow 80-75-78=233
1 Iowa State 289-296-283=868
2 LSU 293-290-294=877
3 Texas A&M 290-294-297=881
4 TCU 290-297-300=887
5 Michigan State 300-303-285=888
6 Northwestern 294-304-295=893
7 Ohio State 303-302-290=895
8 Kent State 303-293-301=897
9 Michigan 301-302-298=901
10 Notre Dame 303-308-293=904
11 Arkansas 302-309-298=909
12 Minnesota 307-300-303=910
13 Indiana 304-312-299=915
14 Baylor 303-314-305=922
15 Missouri 313-321-305=939