Rollins Claims Guy Harvey Invitational

The Tars secured their second tournament win of the fall at the 2015 Guy Harvey Invitational at the PGA National Palmer Course.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Hogue Photos) (Photo courtesy of Jim Hogue Photos)

Led by Lexie Toth’s ’18 final round 70, Rollins secured their second tournament win of the fall on Tuesday, defeating second place Seminole State by four strokes at the 2015 Guy Harvey Invitational at the PGA National Palmer Course.

“I’m really proud of the team for the win today,” said Rollins Director of Golf and Head Coach Julie Garner. “When we first set up the tournament schedule with the back-to-back tournaments in North Carolina and then here in Palm Beach, I was a little concerned that they would run out of gas at the end. But, of course, they proved me wrong as they usually do and they played great today. They really rose to the occasion to win by a few shots.”

Rollins posted scores of 303–298 for a total of 601 stokes while Seminole State carded scores of 302-303 for a 36-hole score of 605. Barry (608) finished third while Florida Tech (308–303) and host Nova Southeastern (307–304) tied for fourth with 611 strokes.

Lexie Toth posted a first round score of 75 and came back with a 2-under 70 on Tuesday, one stroke off her career low, to win her first career tournament by three strokes.
“We are thrilled for Lexie Toth for her first collegiate victory, hopefully the first win of many. She has been working really hard at her game and hard works pays off and she showed that today.”

Hally Leadbetter ’16 went 74–75 to tie for fourth place with 149 strokes with classmate Momo Saguraki carding scores of 76–77 to tie for 17th. Madison Lellyo (155) tied for 29th while Annie Dulman ’16 (159) finished in a tie for 48th.

Five Tars competed as individuals at the GHI, led by Paige Lyle’s ’17 149, good enough for tie with Leadbetter for fourth.

“We had some great individual performances in general. Paige Lyle played well and Hally (Leadbetter) hung in there and really grinded it out today as well. It was great to have all 10 of them here competing in what was obviously a very good field…we were thrilled to come away with a win.”

Viviana Vazquez shot 74–83 for 157 strokes to tie for 39th while Sara Riascos (164) tied for 67th. Julie Steinbauer went 86-84 to finish 86th with Eva Baraschi (171) finishing a stroke back in 87th.

“We get a little time off before out final tournament of the fall at the University of Delaware. We are looking forward to a little bit of rest and recuperation and then will get right back to work.”

Rollins completes if fall season Oct. 24–25 in the Delaware Invitational at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.