Florida Southern’s Amanda Gartrell begins play at the 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championships Wednesday morning at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston after reaching the finals as an individual qualifier. The sophomore from Lakeland is making her first appearance at the national championships as the first Moccasin to play in the tournament as an individual since Heather Burgner was runner-up in 2008.
Gartrell Headed to National Finals as Individual Qualifier After Florida Southern Falls Just Short as a Team
GERMANTOWN, TN – Down by 14 shots from where they needed to be when the day began, Florida Southern climbed back into contention with not only its best round of the tournament but the best round for any team on the final day of the NCAA Division II South Super Regional. While that comeback ended a little bit short, Amanda Gartrell’s did not. The sophomore from Lakeland, Florida used a final-round 71 to move up 12 spots and finish third overall, punching her own ticket to the Division II National Finals as an individual qualifier.
Moccasins Better Their Score and Remain Tied for Fifth After Two Rounds of NCAA South Super Regional
GERMANTOWN, TN – Florida Southern started the second round of the NCAA Division II South Super Regional tied for fifth place, and a fantastic finish by the Moccasins kept them there, though they’ll still need to jump three teams on the final day to earn advancement to the national finals.
GERMANTOWN, TN – Head coach Robbie Davis has more freshmen than seniors in his lineup at this year’s NCAA Division II South Super Regional, and it was one of each that led Florida Southern in scoring in the first round of that tournament on Monday. The freshman was Shelby Lewis and the senior was Abbey Williams, with each shooting a five-over par 77 to help the Moccasins end the day tied for fifth place.
The Florida Southern women’s golf team begins NCAA postseason play Monday in Germantown, Tennessee at the Division II South Super Regional at Germantown Country Club. Christian Brothers University is serving as host for the tournament that features the top 12 teams from the South Region along with six individual qualifiers. The top three teams and three individuals not with one of those teams will advance to the NCAA Division II National Finals. Live stats can be found here, or through NCAA.com.
MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern sophomore Amanda Gartrell has been selected for the All-Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Team in a vote of league coaches, earning a spot on the All-SSC First Team, while Ashley Zagers has been voted the SSC Freshman-of-the-Year. Gartrell, who is a graduate of Lakeland’s Lake Gibson High School, is leading the Moccasins in stroke average for the second year in a row and currently ranks 13th nationally in the Golfstat individual rankings. Zagers, a home-schooled student-athlete from Oldsmar, Florida, has the lowest stroke average of any freshman in the SSC this year.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Florida Southern women’s golf team has been selected for the 2018 NCAA Division II South Super Regional in Germantown, Tennessee. The Moccasins will go into NCAA postseason play as the No. 6 seed in the South and will be one of 12 teams competing in the Super Regional at Germantown Country Club, hosted by Christian Brothers University from May 7-9.
With the Sunshine State Conference Championships behind them, and a little over a week until selections are made for the NCAA Division II Super Regionals, the Florida Southern women’s golf team is No. 8 in the country according to the newest Golfstat rankings, and more importantly in terms of their postseason standing, No. 6 in the NCAA South Region rankings. The top 12 teams in the region will earn spots in the NCAA South Super Regional, and with their schedule complete, the Moccasins are in good position to earn one of them.
BOCA RATON, FL – For the second day in a row, all four Florida Southern counters were in the 70s as the Moccasins wrapped up the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championships with a third-round 307 that kept them in seventh place in the final standings.
Moccasins Post Best Score of the Day at SSC Women’s Golf Championships; Gartrell has Mocs’ Best SSC Championship Score Ever
BOCA RATON, FL – Florida Southern posted the best score for any team on day two of the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championships, and Amanda Gartrell posted the best score for any Moccasin at any SSC championship tournament. Behind her three-under-par 69, Florida Southern had a 296 to remain in seventh place as a team while drawing while significantly closing the gap on the teams in front of them.