Trio's Strong Start Help Memphis Tie for Second in Opening Round
April 3, 2006
For Immediate Release
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Stacey Tate, Kayla Stewart and Rachel Larson finished the opening round of the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate in the top 17 on Monday to help the University of Memphis women's golf team end the day tied for second place. The 14-team event had to battle some strong winds on a sunny day after having tee times delayed three hours in the morning due to rain.
Tate led the Lady Tigers with a 2-over 74 and is tied for third. The junior is one-stroke out of first place and three strokes ahead of freshman teammate Stewart who shot a 77 and is tied for 10th. Larson is third on the Memphis squad with a 78. The freshman is tied for 17th. Sophomore Dawn-Marie Conaty scored an opening round 80 and senior Bernie Rosero shot an 82.
East Carolina holds a two-stroke lead after carding a 307 at the par-72, 6,009-yard Eagle's Landing Country Club. Coastal Carolina is tied with Memphis for second at 309. Kentucky is in fourth, just one stroke ahead of tournament host Georgia State in fifth at 314. Georgia State's Joanna Klatten and Kentucky's Ali Kicklighter are tied for first as both shot a one-over-par 73 in the two-round event.
The final round of the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate will be held Tuesday, April 4 at Eagle's Landing Country Club with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m.
John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate