March 24, 2003
DeLand, FL. - Two members of the Florida Atlantic University women's golf team opened the first round of play in the top five while the team finished first overall at the Hatter Spring Fling at Victoria Hills golf course hosted by Stetson University. Anne Fraser is tied for the lead at 3-over par and Natalia Navarro is tied for fifth overall on the par 72, 6049-yard course.
Fraser, the first Atlantic Sun Women's Golfer-of-the-Week in school history, shot a tournament low round of 75 while sharing the lead with Heather Mize of Florida Gulf Coast University. Navarro, the second Atlantic Sun Women's Golfer-of-the-Week in school history, started shaky on the front nine with a 42 but settled down to find her comfort zone to shoot a back round score of 37, tied for the lowest back nine score with Fraser. Jessica Carafiello and Heidi von Korff had opposite rounds that led to the same conclusion, first round totals of 83. Freshman Kendall Kirby shot six strokes better on the back nine en route to an 86 on the day.
FAU heads into the final day with a three-stroke lead over Murray State University after firing a team round of 320. Florida Southern (328), Jacksonville University (330), University of Maryland (330) and Florida Gulf Coast (330) round out the top five of the 15-school tournament. Fellow A-Sun members Stetson (338) and Jacksonville State University (353) finished 12th and 15th respectively.
The Lady Owls conclude play in the Hatter Spring Fling on Tuesday, March 25.