Fort Myers, Fla. -
After three rounds of play, the Florida Atlantic University women's golf team finished 10th at the Conference USA Women's Golf Championship with a total score of 944.
Middle Tennessee claimed victory with a team-total of 876 (+12), while FIU's Meghan MacLaren took the individual win shooting 213 (-3).
Daniella Castaneda came back to be the Owls' top finisher after shooting a tournament low round of 74 on the third day of play. She finished tied for 19th after improving by three strokes from her first two rounds of 77. The sophomore had three birdies on the par-four first, the par-five fifth, and par-four seventh.
After shooting a nine-over 81 in round two, Kadi Pallastrone finished tied for 27th place after carding a six-over 78 for a three-round total of 231. The sophomore birdied four holes on the final day of competition. Senior Christina Langer moved up three spots to end play in 46th with a total stroke count of 242. She shot a tournament-best third round of 77 with two birdies.
Heather Netti and Tai Barber took 49th and 52nd after both shot an 83, respectively. Netti had two birdies on the day, while barber carded one on the par-five fifth hole.
"We improved our score from last year by 41 strokes and the course was lengthened 300 yds from the previous year. Our second day wasn't the best but we finished well and learned some things in the process." Said Head Coach Kathy Baker-Guadagnino, "Moving forward, I see us only improving and continuing to improve our standing in our conference. It has been a good year with many milestones and I look forward to continuing the journey with these ladies to make FAU proud!"
The team will resume play in the fall of 2016.