Windy Conditions Creates Difficult Opening Round for Women's Golfers
March 15, 2005
HENDERSON, Nev. - Blustery winds that gusted past 30 miles an hour caused golfers to shoot high scores Monday as the University of Memphis women's golf team is in 14th place with a 336 (+48) after the opening round of the UNLV Spring Invitational.
No one in the field managed to shoot par or better as Catalina Marin of USC posted the low round of the day with a one-over 73 to grab the early lead on the par-72, 6,009-yard course at Black Mountain Golf and Country Club.
Marin's effort in the winds help the Trojans take the opening-round lead as a team with a 306 (+18). UNLV and Arizona are both six strokes off the pace after carding a 312 (+24) over the first 18 holes.
Sophomores Meghan Mahoney and Stacey Tate both led the Tigers with a 10-over 82 to finish the first day in a tie for 38th place. Junior Bernie Rosero shot an opening round 13-over-par 85 to finish the day third on the team and in a tie for 62nd place individually. Rounding out the Tigers team, sophomore Cameron Barber posted a 15-over 87 and freshman Ashleigh Garman shot a 17-over 89.
Memphis will compete in the second round of the three-day tournament on Tuesday.