PACE, Fla. – With 36 holes now complete of the 72-hole, four round tournament, sophomore Florida Tech women’s golfer Daniela Iacobelli (Melbourne Beach, Fla.) is playing tough and steady with her first place
second round finish with 2-over par at 146. The 2007 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf
National Championships at Stonebrook Golf Club is Par-72 and 6,022 yardage course.
“I feel confidant that winning is a possibility but I am currently just taking it one shot at a time.” said Iacobelli.
Panthers’ Iacobelli played like a true champion today pulling off a remarkable second day round only 2-over par on one of the hottest days thus far this
year. With conditions reaching 105 in the sun and dealing with bugs, Iacobelli managed only to go up after a first round second place score of 72 she
pulled off a 74 for a piece of the top spot.
“She is hanging in there like a trooper while hitting the ball better than I have ever seen her hit,” said head coach Janie Farina. “The difference is her
short game which is rapidly improving every day.”
In the individual standings, there is a two-way tie atop the leader board. Iacobelli and Florida Southern’s Lindsey Bergeon share the lead after two rounds
with a two-over 146. After both golfers shot a 72 on Wednesday, Bergeon and Iacobelli each shot a second round 74.
“Daniela has what it takes to cross the finish line like a champion,” said Farina.
Florida Southern’s Heather Burgner stands in third place with a three-over 147 (75-72). Tonya Choate of Drury is one stroke behind in fourth place with a
four-over 148 (76-72). Burgner and Choate’s 72 were the lowest scores of the second round. Tracy Puckering, an individual representing Grand Valley State,
rounds out the top five with a five-over 149. Nova Southeastern’s Maria Garcia Austt, who held the lead after the first round, is in a five-way tie for
sixth place at six-over.
After starting the day with a nine-stroke lead, top-ranked Florida Southern strengthened their hold atop the standings after the second round of the NCAA
Division II National Championships. The event is being held at the Par 72, 6,022 yard Stonebrook Golf Club.
Florida Southern posted the lowest round for the second straight day. The Mocs shot a 296 and continue to lead the eight-team field with 17-over 593
(297-296). Despite shaving six strokes off of their first round total, second-ranked Rollins is 13 strokes out of the lead with a 30-over 606 (306-300).
Sixth-ranked Ferris State improved their second round total by 10 strokes and remain in third place with a 42-over 618 (314-304).
Ninth-ranked Drury recorded the biggest improvement of the second round. The Panthers dropped 13 strokes off of their first round total to move to fourth
place with a 49-over 625 (319-306). After Drury, there is a three-team tie for fifth place. Twenty-seventh ranked North Dakota (316-315), 14th ranked
Northeastern State (321-310) and 13th ranked Tarleton State (317-314) ended the second round with a 55-over 631. Truman State rounds out the field with an
87-over 663 (330-333).
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