#1 Sharks in Lead at Lady Moc Classic

LAKELAND. Fla. – The top-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team began play at the Lady Moc Golf Classic on Monday morning. NSU (+12/291/) holds a five-stroke lead over the field, while Hannah Mitterberger (-2/70/) leads the individual-side of the tournament. 

The second round was not completed due to darkness at the event and will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

Breakdown
Team Leader: No. 1 Nova Southeastern (+13)
Individual Leader: Hannah Mitterberger, Nova Southeastern (-2)
Course: Grasslands Golf and Country Club | Lakeland, Fla. | 6105 Yards | Par 72
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Results 

How it Happened

  • Hannah Mitterberger began the round on hole five, and after starting with a bogey, followed with two pars and a birdie in her next three holes before recording a second bogey on the ninth hole. Mitterberger went bogey-free for the rest of the round, starting the back-nine with a birdie and recorded eight consecutive pars, before closing the round with another pair of birdies. 
  • In her second round, Mitterberger has recorded three birdies, and ended the day in the lead at the Lady Moc Classic. 
  • Ellen Andersson ended the day tied for 13th. Andersson parred each of her first three holes and on the back-nine added seven pars, alongside a birdie and a bogey. Andersson followed with five pars across her final seven holes, ending the first round at an even-par. 
  • Andersson followed by tallying pars in each of her first five holes to start the second round, and closed the round with another four consecutive pars, ending the round with a 77. 
  • Maia Samuelsson and Haruka Muta ended the first day of competition both tied for 24th (+7). 
  • Samuelsson recorded four birdies in her opening round, adding another pair in her second round of competition. 
  • Muta, following one birdie and seven bogeys in her opening round, responded with five birdies in her second round of action. 
  • Jimena Marques finished the first two rounds eight-over and tied for 35th. 
  • Lua Pousa Dacasa ended the day tied for 65th. 

What's Next
The top-ranked Sharks will look to earn their fourth win of the 2023-24 season, closing out the final round of the Lady Moc Invitational on Tuesday, February 20th. The shotgun start is scheduled for 8 a.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.

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Maia Samuelsson Wins World Golf Invitational, #1 Sharks Place Third

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – For the fourth time during the 2023-24 season, the top-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team placed top-three at an event, placing third at the World Golf Invitational and shot +31 as a team. Maia Samuelsson earned her first individual win at Nova Southeastern, finishing the tournament with 217 strokes (+1) and becomes the second Sharks Women’s Golfer to win an event this season, joining Ellen Andersson (South Region Preview & Saint Leo Invitational)

Breakdown
Team Winner: Lynn (+20)
Individual Winner: Maia Samuelsson, Nova Southeastern (+1)
Location: Slammer and Squire | St. Augustine, Fla. | Par 72 | 6049 Yards
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Results

How it Happened

  • In the second round, Maia Samuelsson recorded birdies on back-to-back holes, shooting an even par on the front-nine. Samuelsson added one more birdie in the round, totaling a 38 on the back-nine and finishing the round with a 74.
  • Samuelsson’s final round went nearly bogey-free across the front-nine. The junior recorded a par on each of the first six holes, before birdieing seven, and parring eight. Samuelsson recorded a 37 on the back-nine, ending the tournament at +1 and earning her first win at NSU. 
  • Hannah Mitterberger finished the tournament inside the top-10 and placed sixth overall. Mitterberger shot par for the second round, totaling three birdies. In the final round, Mitterberger parred each of the first seven holes, but bogeyed four-of-fives holes around the turn. Mitterberger closed the tournament with a 76 in the final round and with 221 strokes (+5).
  • Ellen Andersson (T34th), Jimena Marques (T40th) and Ellen Ramstedt (T44th) all placed within the top-50 in the tournament. 

What's Next
No. 1 Nova Southeastern returns to the course on February 19th, competiting in the Lady Moc Invitational at the Grasslands Golf Course in Lakeland, FL. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WGolf.

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#1 NSU Tied for Second at World Golf Invitational

WORLD GOLF VILLAGE, Fla. – The top-ranked Nova Southeastern Women’s Golf team began play for its 2024 season on Monday, playing at the World Golf Invitational. The Sharks (+13) are tied with both Lander and West Florida for second-place, while Hannah Mitterberger (E) is tied for third-place midway through the second round. 

Maia Samuelsson (T2nd/-2), Hannah Mitterberger (T15th/+1), and Jimena Marques (T18th/+2) all ranked inside the top-20 following the first round.

The second round of the World Golf Invitational was suspended due to darkness and will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5th. 

Breakdown
Team Leader: Lynn (+7)
Individual Leader: Stella Jelinek (Flagler) & Kajsa Lindqvist (Lander) (-1)
Location: Slammer and Squire Golf Course | St. Augustine, Fla.
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How it Happened

  • Maia Samuelsson ended the first round tied for second in the field and shot a 70 (-2). Samuelsson parred the first five holes on the course and birdied the sixth-hole before finishing a bogey-free front-nine. She closed the first round with an additional birdie, on the 14th hole, and bogeyed 17. 
  • Hannah Mitterberger bogeyed the first hole, but responded by parring each of the four. Following a second bogey on hole six, Mitterberger closed the front-nine with a pair of pars and a birdie. Mitterberger carried the momentum into the back-nine, adding another pair of birdies, while shooting a 36 over the final nine holes. 
  • Jimena Marques shot one over on both the front and back-nines during her first round. Marques recorded one birdie and totaled 14 pars in the round. 
  • Ellen Andersson (+4) started the tournament with a birdie on the first hole and tallied four birdies in her opening round. 
  • Ellen Ramstedt (+5) added one birdie and recorded 12 pars in the round. 

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Heather Wall – “The girls fought hard today in very tough conditions. We’re looking forward to the battle tomorrow. Go Sharks!”

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Sharks Women’s Golf Leads Rankings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team, under the direction of Head Coach Heather Wall, following a strong performance in the fall, in which NSU won two events and earned four top-five finishes, are ranked atop the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf coaches’ poll. The full rankings can be found here

“Being the top-ranked team after the fall is an awesome accomplishment. We are continuing to work hard to get ready for the spring.” said Wall. “The girls are very excited to get the season started in a few weeks.”

No. 1 Nova Southeastern features five student-athletes ranked inside the top-100 women’s golfers nationally. Ellen Andersson, the winner of the South Region Preview and the Saint Leo Invitational, leads the way for NSU and is ranked third nationally, while Ellen Ramstedt (16th), Hannah Mitterberger (45th), Maia Samuelsson (54th), and Jimena Marques (78th). 

The top-ranked Sharks return to competition at the World Golf Invitational on Monday, February 5th. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf. 

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NSU Women’s Golf Finishes Fifth at National Preview

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team concluded its fall schedule on Tuesday afternoon, tying for fifth-place at the NCAA National Championship preview. Maia Samuelsson paced the Sharks, finishing tied for 13th at two-over.

Breakdown
Individual Leader: Daniela Ballesteros, Barry (-6)
Team Leader: Flagler (-7)
Location: Orlando, Fla. | Orange County National Golf Course | Par – 72 | Yardage – 6109
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How it Happened
The Sharks shot 587 as a team across both rounds at the NCAA National Championship Preview, carding a round of 294 collectively on Tuesday.

Maia Samuelsson shaved four strokes off her total in the first round, shooting one-under on the day. For the tournament, Samuelsson posted a 146.

Jimena Marques ended the tournament tied for 18th place, shooting a 75 in the final round and a 147 overall.

Both Ellen Ramstedt and Ellen Andersson ended the tournament with a total score of 150, Ramstedt finished the final round with an 80, while Andersson posted a 73.

Hannah Mitterberger shot a 75 in the final round and a total of 151 for the tournament.

What's Next
Nova Southeastern Women’s Golf has concluded its fall schedule and will return to the course in February 2024. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.
 

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Sharks Tee off at National Preview

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team began play at the NCAA National Championship Fall Preview from the Orange County National Golf Course on Monday. After the first round of play, Nova Southeastern sits in seventh place, while shooting five-over, while Ellen Andersson ended the day in a tie for fourth-place (-2).

Breakdown
Individual Leader: Daniela Ballesteros, Barry (-5)
Team Leader: Barry (-1)
Location: Orlando, Fla. | Orange County National Golf Course | Par – 72 | Yardage – 6109
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Results

How it Happened
Ellen Andersson recorded a pair of birdies in the first three holes to begin the tournament. The senior then parred the final four holes on the front-nine before shooting a bogey-free back-nine and added two more birdies.

Jimena Marques parred five consecutive holes to start the day and followed with birdies on both the sixth and eighth holes. Marques parred 8-of-9 holes on the back-nine, ending her day at an even par.

Maia Samuelsson cruised through the first seven holes on the course, recording six pars, while adding a birdie. Samuelsson tallied two more birdies on the back-nine, finishing the first round at +3.

Hannah Mitterberger, the reigning Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week, parred 6-of-9 holes, on the front-nine. Mitterberger also parred six holes on the back-nine, while adding a birdie on 14, ending the round at +4.

Ellen Ramstedt bounced back after bogeying the first two holes, with a birdie and five consecutive pars to end the front-nine. Ramstedt finished her afternoon with four straight pars, closing the first round at +5.

What's Next
The Nova Southeastern Sharks close out the NCAA National Championship Preview, and their fall schedule, on Tuesday, October 31. To stay up-to-date on NSU_WGolf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.
 

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Hannah Mitterberger Named SSC Golfer of the Week

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference announced the Players of the Week for the week of October 23 – October 29, on Monday afternoon. Nova Southeastern Sharks student-athlete Hannah Mitterberger (Women’s Golf) earned honors following their performances this past week.    

Mitterberger is named Golfer of the Week following a fourth-place showing at the Flagler Fall Slam. The Austrian shot a 2-over 146, besting 73 golfers during the two-day event at Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Florida. Mitterberger was the top SSC performer at the event and led the Sharks to a third-place team finish, ahead of 11 squads.

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Sharks Finish Third at Flagler Fall Slam

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team completed play at the Flagler Fall Slam on Tuesday. NSU finished in third place (+22) and Hannah Mitterberger (+2) placed fourth in the tournament. 

Breakdown

Team Leader: Flagler (+9)
Individual Leader: Tabitha Hanely, Seminole State (-4) 
Location: Marsh Creek County Golf Club | St. Augustine, Fla. | 6062 Yards | Par 72 
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How it Happened

Hannah Mitterberger recorded a pair of birdies in the first four holes, before parring each of the final five on the front nine. Following the turn, Mitterberger tallied three birdies on the 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th holes and ended her tournament inside the top-5 with a fourth place finish (+2) 

Maia Samuelsson also finished inside the top-10, as she finished the tournament at +5. On Tuesday, Samuelsson finished the round at (+4) and recorded three birdies.  

Ellen Ramstedt parred each of the first three holes, before adding a birdie on hole four. Ramstedt ended the tournament at +9 and tied for 19th place.  

Ellen Andersson ended her tournament at (+9) and tallied two birdies in Tuesday’s round. 

Jimena Marques (+12) finished the tournament tied for 30th.  

What's Next

Nova Southeastern returns to action on Monday, October 30th, competing in the National Preview, hosted at the Orange County National Golf Course. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.  

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NSU in Fourth Place after Day One at Flagler Fall Slam

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The third-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team completed play in the first round of the Flagler Fall Slam on Monday from the Marsh Creek County Golf Club. After one round, NSU sits in fourth-place (+11). Maia Samuelsson was the top performer for the Sharks on Monday, finishing at +1.

Breakdown
Team Leader: Seminole State (+2)
Individual Leader: Tabitha Hanely, Seminole State (-3)
Location: Marsh Creek County Golf Club | St. Augustine, Fla.
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Results

How it Happened

Maia Samuelsson parred 8-of-9 holes to begin the day, including five consecutive to open round. Samuelsson tallied three birdies on the back-nine, finishing the day at +1.

Ellen Andersson responded well following five bogeys in the first 12 holes, parring the final six on the day to end the round at +5.

Hannah Mitterberger tallied an ace on the fourth hole, recording a hole in one on the par three. Mitterberger added two birdies in the round and ended her day at +3.

Jimena Marques also shot a +3 on Monday, recording two birdies on the front-nine, but four bogeys on the back-nine.

Ellen Ramstedt, tied for 22nd, shot a +4 on Monday, recording an eagle on the third hole and a birdie on hole five.

What's Next
No. 3 Nova Southeastern finishes action at the Flagler Fall Slam on Tuesday, October 24th. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.
 

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Andersson Leads Sharks to Win at Saint Leo Invitational

DADE CITY, Fla. – The third-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team and Ellen Andersson earned their second win of the 2023-24 season on Tuesday afternoon, winning Saint Leo Invitational from the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. As a team, the Sharks (-1) won the tournament by 19 strokes, while Ellen Andersson (-5) was victorious for the second consecutive tournament.  

The Sharks placed four student-athletes inside the top-6 in the tournament, as Andersson (1st/-5), Ellen Ramstedt (2nd/E), Hannah Mitterberger (5th/+3), and Maia Samuelsson (6th/+4) all performed exceptionally well.  

Breakdown

Individual Winner – Ellen Andersson, Nova Southeastern (-5) 
Team Winner – Nova Southeastern (-1) 
Course – Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club | 6112 Yards | Par 72 
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Results

How it Happened
Ellen Andersson began the round with four consecutive pars, before adding a birdie on the fifth hole. Andersson followed with pars from the seventh through tenth holes, while recording a birdie on 11. The senior followed with a birdie on the 11th hole and a bogey on the 18th, to end her round at an even-par.  

Ellen Ramstedt, the second-place finisher, birdied back-to-back holes on seven and eight, and ended her tournament at an even-par.  

Hannah Mitterberger recorded pars on six consecutive holes, from the second to the seventh, and added a birdie 11. Mitterberger finished with a +3 for the tournament and in fifth place.  

Maia Samuelsson, the fourth Shark to finish inside the top-6, recorded a pair of birdies and finished the tournament at +4.  

Jimena Marques ended the tournament in a tie for 12th with a +8, tallied three birdies in the final round.  

Lua Pousa Dacasa finished the tournament inside the top-25 and recorded a +11 over the three rounds.  

Coach's Corner

Head Coach Heather Wall – “This has been a wonderful start to the seasaon and we have two more weeks of great golf ahead of us! I am so proud of everyone and we are excited to see what we can accomplish this year as a team.” 

What's Next

No. 3 Nova Southeastern will compete in the Flagler Fall Slam beginning on Monday, October 23, at the Marsh Creek Course in St. Augustine, Fla. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.  

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