FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The wait hasn’t been easy for the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team, but (knock on wood) come Monday, it’ll finally be over when the 2021 season officially tees of at the Lady Moc Classic in Lakeland, Fla.
Although currently outside the Top-25 due to their 11-plus month hiatus, the Sharks finished the abbreviated 2020 campaign as the No. 1 team in the nation. Among the returners from that bunch include a pair of All-Americans in both Hanna Ahlander and Sofia Garcia Austt, who ranked as the No. 17 and No.11 players, respectively, in NCAA Division II according to Golfstat last spring. Junior Nicola Fall and senior Sol Santecchia are also back, while freshmen Swedes Ellen Andersson and Ellen Ramstedt join what should be yet another formidable lineup this season.
The Lady Moc Classic will play as a 54-hole tournament, including 36 holes slated for Monday and final-round action scheduled for Tuesday. Official tee times have still yet to be announced.
The Grasslands Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, Fla. will play as a Par-72, spanning a total of 6,085 yards.
The Sharks have owned the Lady Moc Golf Classic as of late, reeling off three straight victories at the event by an average of nearly five strokes.
In their most recent win a year ago, the Sharks overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round, posting an even-par effort to edge Barry with an overall score of two-over par.
The victory marked head coach Heather Wall‘s 20th career win with the program.
Prior to NSU’s run at the Lady Moc Classic, Barry was the last team other than the Sharks to win the event, taking down Saint Leo by three shots back in 2017.
How to Follow
For post-round updates, follow the Sharks on Twitter at @NSU_WGolf. A complete recap with full results will be available on NSUSharks.com following the conclusion of each day.
The Sharks open the season with tournaments in consecutive weeks, and will continue on at the Saint Leo Invitational in Dade City, Fla. from Mar. 1-2.