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Luci Davis | Sept. 4, 2022 7:54 p.m.
Staff Writer

The Florida Southern College women’s golf team finished in second place at the Seminole State Warmup at Mayfield Country Club in Sanford, Fla on Sept. 4, 2022. Loren Perez led the team to second when she finished second overall individually with a score of 75 in round one and 75 again in round two.

The overall score for the team was 617, just six strokes behind Seminole State, whose team finished with a score of 611 on their home course.

“The warmup event was great for us,” Head Coach Robbie Davis said. “The weather had really hindered us from playing, so it was good for me to see how the team would perform under some pressure. Loren and Margaux played great.”

Senior Margaux Bonafe played some of her best collegiate rounds, finishing with a score of 77 in both rounds.

FSC’s team also has some new faces this year with the debut of Taylor Zachary, Megan Hertter, and Shelby Moore.

“I’m very optimistic about some of our new freshmen,” Davis said. “Taylor Zachary and Megan Hertter played well this weekend and they are extremely talented. I’m also excited about having back our fifth-year seniors Loren Perez and Elizabeth Harding, they will bring much experience for the team.”

Hertter tied for ninth overall, with a score of 75 in round one and 82 in round two. She tied fifth-year Elizabeth Harding, who finished with a score of 80 in round one and 77 in round two. Zachary finished 16th overall, with a score of 81 in round one and 80 in round two. 

“I feel pretty good after the warmup tournament,” Hertter said. “I played well on the first day and not my best on the second, but with practice I will feel more confident going into the rest of the season. I am most excited about going to more tournaments and getting to know everyone on the team better.”

Although the lady Mocs have had a successful start to their season, it will not come without challenges.

“With golf, there are always challenges knocking at the door,” Davis said. “We must be proactive, take our challenges head on and not worry whether they will get to us.”

Sophomore Marissa Cardenas is also excited for the season, but has some reservations. 

“Some challenges I might have to overcome are trying to balance school, golf, and my social life,” Cardenas said. “However, I feel pumped for the rest of the season, and I am excited to see what we can do as a team and hopefully win some events together.”

The women’s team will attend their next tournament on Sept. 19-20 in Savanna Lakes, S.C., hosted by Lander University.


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