Haley Yerxa tied for sixth at First Coast Classic
JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – After the opening Monday of the two rounds of the First Coast Classic organized by North Florida, Haley Yerxa is tied for sixth individually to lead the FGCU women’s golf team. The Eagles are seventh overall among the 11 teams at Deerwood Country Club.
FGCU ended the day with a score of 623 highlighted by a 309 in the second round. Western Kentucky leads the pack after shooting 592 for both rounds. Eastern Kentucky was second with 593. The Eagles were three shots behind Troy in fifth.
“Our short game really cost us today. I think that’s probably the most I’ve seen us struggle collectively as a team in a while,” the head coach said. Sarah Trew. “We’re definitely not happy with the way we played. The good news is we lost shots around the green and that’s easily fixed. Tomorrow we’ll work to put together a good round to move up the standings.”
Yerxa shot 77 in the first round but bounced back to score an even 72 in the second round. Posie Farrelly tied for 19and (156), while Laura Edmonds fought for an injury tied for 27and (158).
Farrelly led the Eagles with five birdies, while Yerxa and Edmonds each have four.
Tuesday’s third round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with live scoring available at www.GolfState.com.
First Coast Classic – Jacksonville, Florida.
Deerwood Country Club – Par 72 – 6,002 yards
T6 – Haley Yerxa – 77-72 – 149
T19 – Posie Farrelly – 77-79 – 156
T27 – Laura Edmonds – 80-78 – 158
T43 – Sophie Warren – 80-83 – 163
T46 – Anouk Casty – 84-80 – 164
Individual – JoJo Bertelsen – 83-84 – 167
Classic terrain of the first hill:
1 – #139 Western Kentucky – 306-286 – 592
2 – #114 Eastern Kentucky – 304-289 – 593
3 – #120 Arkansas State – 311-296 – 607
4 – #118 South Alabama – 307-304 – 611
5 – #169 Troy – 310-310 – 620
6 – #131 Stetson – 315-307 – 622
7 – #124 FGCU – 314-309 – 623
8 – #159 State of Georgia – 317-309 – 626
9 – Daytona State – 311-327 – 638
10 – #197 Marshal – 329-315 – 644
11 – #178 Highlight – 340-308 – 648
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