Iacobelli Holds on to Top Spot Heading into Final National Championship Round

PACE, Fla. (women’s golf) — Iacobelli does it again. Sophomore Daniela Iacobelli (Melbourne, Beach, Fla.) managed to again tie for the top spot at The 2007 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championships. The 72-hole championships
will conclude tomorrow with the final round at the Stonebrook Golf Club which is a Par-72 and 6,022 yardage course.

Iacobelli shot a 73 today going 1-over par for the day. She is now 3-over for the tournament with a 219 (72-74-73) for the 54-hole tally. Last night
Daniela was named to the the 2007 NGCA DII All South Region team after a presentation at the NGCA Banquet at Heritage Hall in Seville Quarter located
in the historic district of Pensacola. For more information on the awards see the release below.

“The experience has been very rewarding and I have learned about myself and my game,” said Iacobelli. “I am trying to take everyone’s advice and stay in
the moment and have fun.”

Sunny and hot conditions greeted the golfers in the morning before play was halted at 1:41 p.m. CST due to an impending thunderstorm. The third round was
delayed for nearly two hours before play resumed. Despite the late day delay, Iacobelli finished her 18-hole round before the weather set in due to an
earlier tee time.

She will tee off tomorrow at 8:50 a.m. playing with one her same partners from today in Julie Williams from Truman State along with new threesome member
Stephanie Bird from Northeastern State.

“We are just going to do everything we have been doing for the last three days,” said Panthers head coach Janie Farina. “And if we can stay on track we
will pass the finish line with flying colors again taking it one shot at a time.”

Only five strokes separate the top eight golfers. Drury’s Tonya Choate is tied for the lead heading into the final round. Choate shot a 71 on Friday and is
at three-over 219 (76-72-71). She is tied with Iacobelli. The sophomore Panther Iacobelli, who shared the lead at the start of the third round, managed to
remain focused to stay at the number one position.

Individual Maria Garcia Austt of Nova Southeastern lowered her third round score by nine strokes after shooting a 79 on Thursday. She moved into a third
place tie at four-over 220 (71-79-70). Austt is tied with Florida Southern’s Lindsey Bergeon, who shot a 74 for the second consecutive round on Friday.
Fellow Mocs golfer Heather Burgner is in fifth place with a five-over 221 (75-72-74). Gugler’s record-tying performance helped move her from 13th place to
sixth. She stands at seven-over 223 (80-74-69). Florida Southern’s Kim Ulander and Vanessa Vela of Rollins are tied for seventh at eight-over 224.

Florida Southern (+22 886) will enter tomorrow’s final round with a 15-stroke lead over second place and second-ranked Rollins (+37 901). Florida
Southern’s third round 293 was the lowest round in the tournament. Sixth-ranked Ferris State remains in third place with a 53-over 917. Ninth-ranked
Drury’s third round score was 11 strokes lower than their second round total. The Panthers stand in fourth place with a 56-over 920.

Rollins Cristina Gugler tied a national championship record with a third round 69 on Friday at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championships at
Stonebrook Golf Club. Top-ranked Florida Southern continues to lead the eight-team field and is one round away from their fourth women’s golf national
championship since 2000.

Twenty-seventh ranked North Dakota shot their best round of the tournament on Friday to remain in fifth place with a 73-over 937. Three strokes back is
Tarleton State, who also shot their best round of the tournament on Friday to post a 76-over 940. Northeastern State is seventh with an 81-over 945, while
Truman State rounds out the field with a 116-over 980.

To view the final round live: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/player/static/player969.html

Follow Daniela Iacobelli’s Daily Blog at: http://gopanthers.fit.edu/sports_info/view.php?id=11 

See Release below:


CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA (May 10, 2007) – The National Golf Coaches Association today announced the 2006-07 student-athlete and coaches awards for Division
II Women’s Collegiate Golf. Winners were recognized at the NGCA Division II Awards Banquet held in Pensacola, Florida.

PING NGCA Division II Player of the Year
Maria Garcia-Austt, Nova Southeastern University

Division II Freshman of the Year
Maria Garcia-Austt, Nova Southeastern University

Division II National Coach of the Year
Robbie Davis, Florida Southern College

Division II Kim Moore Spirit Award
Adi Attaway-Bryant – Texas A&M-Commerce

Duramed FUTURES Tour NGCA Division II All-American Teams
1st Team
Maria Garcia Austt, Nova Southeastern University
Lindsey Bergeon, Florida Southern College
Heather Burgner, Florida Southern College
Tonya Choate, Drury University
Laura Fourdraine, Rollins College
Kim Ulander, Florida Southern College

2nd Team
Jackie Barenborg, Florida Southern College
Brittany Beltran, Pfeiffer University
RemiJin Camping, Barry University
Jessica Harbin, St. Mary’s University (TX)
Sarah Nicholson, University of West Florida
Shraddhanjali Singh, Tarleton State

Honorable Mention
Franziska Blum, Newberry College
Elise Brandt, Lynn University
Becky Hoffman, Ferris State University
Natasha Morgan, Lynn University
Rachele Schmidt, Upper Iowa University
Mari Suursalu, University of Central Oklahoma

Division II Regional Coaches of the Year
East Region: Lisa Tinkler, Drury University
South Region: Robbie Davis, Florida Southern College
West Region: Jennifer McNeil, St. Edward’s University
North Region: Peggy Kirby, Augustana College

NGCA All-Region Teams
East Region

Shannon Bost, Drury University
Becky Hoffman, Ferris State University
Tonya Choate, Drury University
Meghan Hunter, Ferris State University
Tracey Puckering, Grand Valley State University

North Region
Rachael Schmidt, Upper Iowa University
Julie Williams, Truman State University
Kelly Godwin, Concordia University – St. Paul
Kristi Lucken, University of North Dakota
Alexia Gagnon-LaPlan, University of North Dakota
Amanda Young, University of South Dakota

South Region
Laura Fourdraine, Rollins College
Maria Garcia-Austt, Nova Southeastern University
Jackie Barenborg, Florida Southern College
Daniela Iacobelli, Florida Tech
Lindsey Bergeon, Florida Southern College
RemiJin Camping, Barry University

West Region

Shraddhanjali Singh, Tarleton State

Allison Kinser, St. Edward’s University

Jessica Harbin, St. Mary’s University (TX)

Mari Suursalu, University of Central Oklahoma

Stephanie Bird, Northeastern State University

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