Peyton Places Fourth at Lady Panther Invitational
March 22, 2016
Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Tracy Peyton claimed her second top-5 finish on Tuesday at the Lady Panther Invitational, shooting a three-over 75 in the final round to finish with a season-low 230.
The Sailfish will wrap up the season April 3-5 at the Lady Argonaut Invitational in Pensacola.
Peyton shot a three-over 75 in the first round of play at the Lady Panther Invitational on Monday to take an early lead in the three round event hosted by Florida Tech. She followed that up with an 80 in round two to sit in third overall as the Sailfish sit in sixth.
Peyton had four birdies in the first round and came back with two more in the second round to shoot 155 for the day with 18 holes to play on Tuesday. Her first round score was the third best round of the day overall behind co-leaders Brittany LaPadula (Florida Tech) and Krissy Ortiz (Lynn) who both shot even-par 72 in the second round. They sit five shots ahead of Peyton at 150 after two rounds. For Peyton her 75 is a season-low.
Victoria Hays saw a seven-shot improvement from the first to the second round for the Sailfish, finishing the day in 19th with a 167 (87-80). Hayley Betz had one of her best rounds of the year, carding an 85 in round one and sits in 26th with a 173. Emily Valentine shot an 84 in the first round but didn’t complete the second round. The Sailfish sit in sixth overall with a two-round score of 678.
Peyton finished the tournament in fourth after shooting 75 during the third and final round. Similar to round one, the freshman collected four birdies during the final round on her way to matching her season-low round of 75. Her three-round total of 230 is the lowest on the team this season.
Hays shot 84 in the final round and finished the tournament in a tie for 22nd with a 251 (87-80-84). Emily Valentine came back to play the final round after missing round two and shot 85 to go along with her 84 from round one. Hayley Betz had her best three-round score by 12 strokes, finishing at 259 (85-88-84) including a season-low 84 in the final round. Humphreys had her best round of the tournament on Tuesday, shooting 92 to finish at 284 (93-99-92).
The team finished sixth overall with a 1008 (331-347-330).