FGCU golfer youngest in conference history to win player of the week

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -

FGCU freshman golfer Laura Edmonds is the youngest player in Atlantic Sun Conference history to win Player of the Week at 17 years old.

Edmonds moved to the United States from Argentina last October.

“Moving to the U.S. and leaving my friends and family was hard,” said Edmonds, whose family moved partly to benefit her golf opportunities.

“I try to make my best here, and have a great time when I’m back to Argentina,” said Edmonds.

Last week at the University of Missouri, Edmonds finished one shot short of FGCU’s 54-hole scoring record and finished second overall in the tournament.

“It was one of my best rounds of my golf career,” said Edmonds of her 4-under second round in Missouri. “My drivers were good, so I was very proud of myself.”

Eagles head coach Sarah Trew is thrilled to have Edmonds in the program.

“I knew she was going to be solid,” said Trew. “But to come out of the gate and finish second in your second tournament and almost set a school record, that’s pretty phenomenal.”

Edmonds’ teammates are impressed with her work ethic and demeanor.

“Laura is one of the most mature individuals that I’ve met on the golf course,” said Eagles teammate Madeline Marck-Sherk. “She’s very level. She doesn’t go up and down.”

Edmonds and the Eagles are back in action October 21st in Lakewood Ranch.


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