BRADENTON, Fla. – Jacksonville University women's golf used its best round of the year to move up to fifth on the leaderboard heading into the final day at the FIU Pat Bradley.
Event: 41st Annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational
Location: Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club
Course: Par 72, 6,288 yards
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 21 (round one), Monday Oct. 22 (round two), Tuesday, Oct. 23 (round three)
Team's Leaderboard: UTEP (+1), Southern Miss (+5), USF (+6), FIU (+9), Jacksonville (+13), McNeese State (+15), FGCU (+17), Cincinnnati (+17), Gonzaga (+17), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (+30), UMKC (+32), FAU (+32), Wyoming (+33), Georgia State (+36), Eastern Michigan (+36)
Player Leaderboard: Quynn Duong - Gonzaga (-4), Natalia Villavicencio - USF (-3), Amanda Detmer - JU (-2), Shannon O'Dwyer - UTEP (-2), Alyssa Burritt - UC (-2), Velentina Haupt - USM (-2)
Live Stats: BirdieFire.com
Last Year's Champs: Team: Southern Miss, 9-over 873, Individual: Gabrielle Gibson (Wyoming), 5-under 211
About the Event: One of the nation's longest running collegiate golf events, it is named after golf icon and FIU's first All-American, Pat Bradley. There have been 18 different team champions and tournament medalists have represented 17 different schools over the event's first 40 years.
Coach's Comments: "The FIU Pat Bradley Invitational is one that the student-athletes look forward to each year. We stay with host families and that adds a special element to the event. It gives them a sense of home and it's a great way to end our fall season. It's an extra special year, as Pat Bradley will be in attendance to watch them play and meet the participants at the dinner on Sunday evening. The golf course is always in good shape and is a good test. Last year, we had a runner-up finish and a third place individual performance, so we've had some success there in the past."
Head Coach: Jennifer Borocz (7th season)
Graduate Assistant: Megan Collins (2nd season)