Welch Leads Women’s Golf Once Again at FIU Pat Bradley Invitational
SARASOTA, Fla. – Junior Jessica Welch followed up her Monday round of 69 with a +1 final round of 73 to end in a tie for 16th place individually, leading the Jacksonville University women’s golf team to a tie for 11th place overall at the 36th Annual Pat Bradley Invitational on Tuesday at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.

Welch’s three-round total of 220 this week was the lowest of the fall for any JU golfer at a three-round tournament this year. Following behind Welch was junior Natalie Schmett to shot a 78 on Tuesday to end at 229 and in a tie for 43rd.

Seniors Carlie Gehlhausen and Francesca Yong each shot rounds of 77 on Tuesday. Gehlhausen wrapped up her tournament with a total of 231 – including a hole-in-one on Monday – to finish in a tie for 51st. Yong ended at 232 among a group of golfers tied for 54th. Rounding out the Jacksonville squad was junior Morgan Matchett, who shot a 78 and ended the tournament with a total of 236 to finish in a tie for 67th.

The Dolphins ended the tournament with a total of 912 to finish all square with Bradley in 11th. Missouri rallied furiously to leapfrog over three teams and finish as the overall champion with a score of 873.

Tuesday’s final round marked the end of the fall season for Jacksonville. The spring season opens with JU hosting the Amelia Island Collegiate on Feb. 17-18 at the Amelia National Golf & Country Club.

T16 Jessica Welch 78-69-73 = 220
T 43 Natalie Schmett 79-72-78 = 229
T 51 Carlie Gehlhausen 78-76-77 = 231
T 54 Francesca Yong 79-76-77 = 232
T 67 Morgan Matchett 81-77-78 = 236