Women's Golf in Fourth Entering Final Round
Nov. 6, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis junior women's golfer Dawn-Marie Conaty sits one stroke out of first place after the first round of the America's Choice Mortgage Lady Jaguar Invitational on Monday. Conaty's 2-over-par 74 led the Lady Tigers to a fourth-place finish in the opening round at Forest Hills Golf Club, six strokes behind third-place East Carolina.
Georgia State's Joanna Klatten turned in a 1-over-par 73 to relegate Conaty and Augusta State's Amanda Smith to a tie for second. Should Conaty rally for the victory, it would mark the first time in her career she claimed medalist honors.
Larson carded an 8-over-par 80 in Monday's first round to tie for 17th, and Barber was right on her heels with a 9-over-par 81 and a tie for 20th place.
Senior Kathryn O'Rourke finished just one stroke away from giving the Lady Tigers four golfers in the top-20. O'Rourke's 10-over-par 82 put her in a tie for 27th, just one stroke behind the 20th place Barber.
Senior Stacey Tate recorded a first-round 12-over-par on day one to round out the Memphis lineup. The Auckland, New Zealand, native sits three strokes out of the top-20 after recording an 84 on Monday.
Tuesday's final round will begin with an 18 hole shotgun start at 7:00 a.m. central time at Forest Hills Golf Club.