Memphis in Ninth After Day One of Pinehurst Challenge
March 5, 2007
Pinehurst, N.C. - The University of Memphis reported a score of 321 after day one of the Pinehurst Challenge. Memphis is tied for ninth with the University of Maryland after one round of action due to inclement weather, forcing the tournament to consist of only 36 holes. The Lady Tigers are just 13 points behind East Carolina, who leads the way.
Sophomore Rachel Larson leads the way for the Tigers. Larson shot a 79 in the first round, giving her 19th going into the second round. The Colorado native is tied for second in pars with 13 and is tied for second in par four scoring with 4.20 (+2).
Memphis finished with a 4.54 (+27) in par four scoring and a 3.30 (+6) in par three scoring. The Lady Tigers earned six birdies and 46 pars, with a 5.70 (+14) in par five scoring.
After solid performances in day one, the Lady Tigers are looking to stay strong and continue to play hard. Coach Bruun and her team are hoping to improve in day two and are looking to have some individuals finish in the top-20.
Richmond's Ashley Lambert leads the tournament for an individual honor, firing a 73 in 18 holes. Lambert is only two strokes ahead of Lene Krog of East Carolina and Sara Wikstrom of Arkansas-Little Rock, each shot a 75.
East Carolina leads the tournament with College of Charleston in second, with a score of 310 and North Carolina State in third, reporting a score of 312.
The second and final round of the tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.