UNCG 18th after opening round at Tar Heel
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC Greensboro got off to a tough start on Friday, carding an opening round 324 to sit in 18th place after the opening round of the Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Finley Golf Course.
Freshman Lauren Smith had the best round of the day for the Spartans, shooting an opening round 77, although her par 4s were adventurous. Starting on No. 10, Smith played the back 9 in 39 with three bogeys – all on par 4s. She then recorded one birdie and three bogeys – all on par 4s – on the front side to finish the front side in 38.
Wake Forest and Virginia are tied for the lead in the team standings at 294. Tournament host North Carolina is third, five shots back. Individually, there is a five-way tie for the lead at one-under par 71. Virginia’s duo of Lene Krog and Jennie Arseneault, Mercedes Germino of Kent State, and the Wake Forest pair Nannette Hill and Natalie Sheary are all tied atop the leader board. However, 36 players are within five shots of the lead after the opening round.
Saturday’s second round will get under way with tee times off of Nos. 1 and 10. The Spartans will go off of No. 10 again on Saturday, beginning at 9 am.
TEAM STANDINGS: Wake Forest 294, Virginia 294, North Carolina 299, Louisville 301, Texas A&M 301, Vanderbilt 302, Florida State 306, Ohio State 307, Auburn 308, Kent State 308, UCF 309, Michigan State 309, South Carolina 309, Tulsa 311, North Carolina State 312, Kentucky 312, Furman 315, UNCG 324.
Top 10: T-1. Lene Krog (Virginia) 71; T-1. Jennie Arseneualt (Virginia) 71; T-1. Mercedes Germino (Kent State) 71; T-1. Nannette Hill (Wake Forest) 71; T-1. Natalie Sheary (Wake Forest) 71; T-6. Nara Shin (Ohio State) 72; T-6. Ashley Freeman (Texas A&M) 72; T-6. Lauren Hunt (North Carolina) 72; T-6. Candace Schepperle (Auburn) 72; T-10. Caroline Westrup (Florida State) 73; T-10. Lauren Johnson (Texas A&M) 73; T-10. Whitney Neuhauser (Virginia) 73; T-10. Jean Chua (Wake Forest) 73.
UNCG Golfers: T-37. Lauren Smith 77; T-74. Annelie Weimenhog 82; T-74. Sofia Aidemark 82; T-83. Ashley Parrott 83; 87. Erica Creed 84.
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