March 2, 2003
Lakeland, FL. - The women's golf team of Florida Atlantic University took a four stroke lead going into the final round but could not hold it as they finished second overall at the Lady Moc Classic hosted by Florida Southern College at Cleveland Heights golf course. Natalia Navarro finished in first place individually for the third time in her third career.
Navarro opened the day trailing by two strokes to Samantha Richdale of Illinois State University, but Richdale struggled on the day shooting an 80 while Navarro shot the third lowest round on the day to finish the tournament three over par. Anne Fraser finished her second consecutive tournament in the top ten, as the Deerfield Beach native concluded play with a round of 77 to finish tied for fourth. Jessica Carafiello, coming off her lowest round this year, shot an 81 to finish with a three-round score of 230. Amanda Pettit fired her best round with a score of 76 and Heidi von Korff shot an 88 on the 5997-yard par 72 course.
After shooting two consecutive rounds of 301, the Lady Owls fired a round of 308 and fell just two strokes short of Washington State University for first overall. The state of Florida was represented in the top five though with Daytona Beach Community College (935) finishing third and Florida International University (940) finishing fourth. Middle Tennessee State (941) finished fifth and fellow Atlantic Sun Conference member and in-state rival Stetson finished 13th.
The Lady Owls will participate in its next tournament March 24-25, at the Hatter Spring Fling in DeLand, FL.
Natalia Navarro (72-73-74-219/1st)
Anne Fraser (76-74-77-227/T-4th)
Jessica Carafiello (76-73-81-230/T-12th)
Amanda Pettit (80-81-76-237/T-29th)
Heidi von Korff (77-81-88-246/T-63rd)