Seahawks Open FSU Match-Up In 12th Place
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - UNCW combined for a team total of 323 and sits in 12th place after the first round of the Florida State Match-up Women's Golf Tournament Friday at the Southwood Golf Club.
The Seahawks are nine shots back of 11th place UNC Greensboro (314) and 13 shots off the pace of 10th-place Kansas (310).
No. 16 Georgia (290) holds a one-shot lead over No. 33 Tennessee (291) in the team competition after the Bulldogs posted a two-over-par result on Friday. Host Florida State is third with a 293 scorecard while Furman is two strokes back of the Seminoles in fourth at 295.
The unique format of this event has each of the 12 participating teams paired with another team and playing with that common opponent over the first two days of the event. The match-up of Georgia and Oklahoma are in first place in the match-up standings with a two-team total of 366. The tandems of Florida State/Texas A&M and Tennessee/Texas San Antonio are tied for second with scores of 368.The Seahawks, paired with the Spartans, are in sixth place with an opening round total of 400.
"I felt that we hit the ball well off the tee on the front nine, but we struggled in other areas and that hurt us," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "I think a lot of that had to do with nerves, as with it being the first tournament of the spring, many of our kids are the lineup for the first time in awhile. I was happy with how we were able to compose ourselves on the back nine. There was a big difference between our play on the front nine and back nine and hopefully that is something we can build off of in our round tomorrow."
Junior Lori Beth Adams paced the Seahawks with a seven-over-par 79 and is tied with UNC Greensboro's Andrea Rangel for 50th place. Sophomore Mattie Tobey is one shot back of Adams in a tie for 52nd at eight-over while junior Jeanne Metivier is 58th at nine-over-par. Sophomore Mallory Warrick (83/T-62nd) and junior Megan Burnham (87/62nd) completed out the Seahawks entry.
Georgia's Rocio Sanchez Lobato carded a six-under-par 66 on Friday to open a three-shot lead over the individual field. Furman's Laura Warren is in second with a three-under 69 while Tennessee's Erica Popson is in third at two-under 70.
Second-round action in the FSU Match-up gets underway Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The Seahawks are scheduled to begin their round at 9:15 a.m.