Tars Head Into SSC Tourney Final Round Seventh

Sophie Faulkner
Sophie Faulkner

DADE CITY, Fla. (April 15, 2019) – Rollins was 13 strokes better in the second round than on opening day and sits seventh heading into the final round of the Sunshine State Conference Championship.

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The 16th ranked Tars posted a nine-over 297 at Lake Jovita Country Club and are 31-over for the tournament. Top-ranked Barry and eighth-ranked Lynn are tied for the lead at 13-over while Tampa is third, two strokes back.

Seher Atwal hung a two-over 74 on Monday and is tied for 15th at five-over (75-74). The junior, who is ranked fourth in the nation individually, went two-under after the first four holes and eventually hit the turn even par. She posted a birdie on No. 11 to get back to red numbers but bogeyed three of the last four holes.

Sophie Faulkner had the low round for the Tars, firing a one-under 71 and jumping 16 spots into a tie for 19th. She played the front nine at one-under and got as low as two-under on the back. The junior is seven-over for the tournament (80-71).

Jennifer Jung also made a move up the leaderboard and is tied for 27th with rounds of 79-75 (+10). The freshman was consistent all day with four bogeys 13 pars and one birdie. Lara van Staden is tied for 31st at 11-over (76-79) and Selin Timur is tied for 38th with rounds of 82-77 (+15).

Kiira Riihijarvi of Tampa leads the way at three-under (69-72).

The final round of the SSC Championship is slated for Tuesday, April 16. Rollins will be in the first group to tee off, starting at 8:30, playing with Florida Southern and Tampa.