Tigers In Fifth After Day One of Lady Panther Intercollegiate
April 2, 2007
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - The Lady Tigers finished day one of the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate tournament in fifth place, after a solid performance in round one. Senior Stacey Tate, who is trying to defend her title as champion of the tournament last year, leads Memphis going into the second and final round.
Memphis finished fifth, reporting a 12-over-par score of 300. The Lady Tigers have scored 13 birdies, tying them for third in that category, and have tallied 46 pars. Memphis has one eagle, which puts them in a three-way tie for first. They are averaging a 3.15 (+3) on par three scoring, a 4.46 (+23) on par four scoring and a 4.70 (-6) on par five scoring, giving them second place in par five scoring.
Senior golfer Stacey Tate, who is battling to defend her crown, leads the Lady Tigers. Tate is tied for first after round one of play, where she shot a 4-under-par score of 68. The senior is tied for first in birdies, shooting seven. She also leads the tournament in par five scoring with a 4.00 (-4) average. Tate is second in par four scoring with an average of 3.90 (-1). She will tee off at 8:54 a.m. on Tuesday.
The next lowest finisher for the Lady Tigers is sophomore Rachel Larson. With a 4-over-par score of 76, Larson is currently tied for 26th place. The sophomore shot one eagle, giving Memphis a spot on the leader board. She is second in par five scoring with an average of 4.25 (-3). Larson will tee off at 9:02 a.m. on Tuesday.
One stroke behind Larson is junior golfer Dawn-Marie Conaty. Shooting a 5-over-par score of 77, Conaty is in 41st place going into the final round. The junior will tee off at 8:38 a.m. on Tuesday.
Two strokes behind Larson is senior golfer Kathryn O'Rourke. She shot a 7-over-par score of 79, giving her a tie for 54th place going into the final round. The senior shot 13 pars in the first round, earning her a spot on the leader board. O'Rourke will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Junior Meghan Mahoney finished one stroke behind O'Rourke. The junior shot an 8-over-par score of 80, giving her a tie for 66th place. She will tee off at 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday.
The University of Maryland leads the tournament after day one, shooting a 5-under-par score of 283. East Carolina is currently in second, with Louisville trailing right behind. Tied with Tate for first place is Jacksonville State's Manuela Tarazona.
The second and final round will take place on Tuesday, where 18 holes will be played. Memphis is looking to carryover their solid performance from the first round. The Lady Tigers are fighting for the title, along with Tate who is trying to defend her crown.