Kyle Remains Red Hot in Florida
March 15, 2014
ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Freshman Piper Kyle continues to lead Stephen F. Austin, firing a career-low even-par 72 to sit tied for fourth at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational. SFA slipped as a team, however, falling four spots to 14th after shooting a 30-over 318 over the second round of the three-day event.
One day after tying her career-low with a 1-over 73 in round one, Kyle improved with the even-par 72, becoming the fifth player in program history to card a round of par or better. She is tied for fourth among the individual standings with a 1-over 145, trailing the tournament leader by just two strokes.
Kyle holds a significant lead on the rest of the SFA scorecard as sophomore Mackenzie Steiner is 11 strokes back, sitting at 12-over 156 with a pair of 78s through the first two rounds. Fellow sophomore Sydney Reed is third with a 16-over 160 (76-84) while freshman Ann Holcomb sits at 23-over 167 (83-84). The Ladyjacks are competing with just four players after senior Aliece Anderson withdrew during the second round.
After shooting a 14-over 302 over the opening round, SFA added 16 strokes to their total and currently sit at 44-over 620 through two rounds. The Ladyjacks trail 13th-place Richmond (42-over 618) by two shots and will enter Saturday’s final round with a two-stroke cushion on UNC-Greensboro (46-over 622).
Georgia State leapfrogged Delaware to take over the team lead, sitting at 13-over 589 and leading the Blue Hens (16-over 592) by three strokes. Elon (17-over 593) currently sits third with Southern Illinois and Samford (20-over 596) tied for fourth with 18 holes to go.
Saturday’s final round will get underway at 8 a.m CDT with the Ladyjacks being teamed up with Richmond and UNC-Greensboro in the final round pairings. Live scoring will be available at GolfStat.com with full results posted at SFAJacks.com as they become available.