Paladins Put Together Solid Final Round At Florida State Match-Up

Taylor Totland
Taylor Totland

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Sophomore Valentina Romero (+6) fired a 73 in the final round to finish in a tie for 12th as the Furman women's golf team put together their second-best round of the season Sunday at the second annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament at the par 72, 6,314 yard Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla.  The Paladins (+36) carded a 296 for the round, concluding the tournament tied for seventh with Mercer. 

Romero teed off of 10 and made the turn at two over.  After parring No. 1, she birdied three out of her next four holes and shot par over her final three holes to finish one over for the round.  Matilda Castren (-10) of Florida State claimed individual medalist honors after shooting a 70 on Sunday for a three-day total of 206.

Paladin freshman Taylor Totland (+8) carded a 74 for the second-consecutive day, registering a birdie on No. 8 to finish the tournament tied for 16th, while rookie Macy McRaney (+11) shot a 75 in the final round after posting back-to-back birdies on No. 7 and 8 to tie for 30th place.

Senior Aubrie Street (+19) shot a 74 with two birdies on Sunday to tie for 51st, and sophomore Stephanie Carlozzi (+21) carded a 75 with four birdies on the front nine to claim 55th place.  Senior Ingunn Gunnarsdottir, playing as an individual, recorded a birdie on No. 1 to finish Sunday's round with a 79, tying for 45th place.

"I was proud of the girls today," said Furman head coach Kelley Hester.  "We had one of our better rounds of the year and finished strong.  Hopefully we can take some positive momentum into the rest of spring."

#13 South Carolina (+7) shot a 285 Sunday to win the tournament by two strokes over #12 Clemson (+9), while #46 Florida State (+17), #30 Virginia (+24), and #39 Texas A&M (+29) completed the top five.  

Furman will compete at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., March 7-9.


T7th Furman 302 302 296 900 +36

T12 Valentina Romero 74 75 73 222 +6

T16 Taylor Totland 76 74 74 224 +8

T30 Macy McRaney 78 74 75 227 +11

T51 Aubrie Street 74 87 74 235 +19

55 Stephanie Carlozzi 83 79 75 237 +21

T45 Ingunn Gunnarsdottir 78 77 79 234 +18*

*-Playing as an individual