East Carolina leads, UNCG second after 18 holes at Starmount
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Defending tournament champion East Carolina has a three-shot lead over tournament host UNC Greensboro after one round at the UNCG-Starmount Fall Classic women’s golf tournament.
Paced by individual leader Abby Bools, the Pirates shot 295 as a team on Sunday to take the early lead. East Carolina’s Ana Maria Puche is tied for second after shooting a 72, along with Georgia State’s Anna Scott.
Bools recorded the only sub-par round of the afternoon on the 6,215-yard course. She had five birdies on the day, overcoming a bogey on her very first hole to go out in 35 and come back in 33.
UNCG is second at 298, followed by UNC Wilmington at 300, Georgia State one shot behind them and South Florida and East Tennessee State in a tie for fifth at 304.
UNCG’s Ashley Parrott and Annelie Weimenhog are part of a five-way tie for fourth after shooting rounds of 73. Parrott, a senior from Johnson City, TN, closed her round with a birdie on No. 18, her only one of the day, to finish two-over for the afternoon. She shot 73 in the opening round of this tournament last year, as well. Weimenhog went out in 38, but rallied to shoot 35 on the back side thanks to consecutive birdies on Nos. 13 and 14.
The second round gets underway Monday morning with tee times at 8:30 am off of No. 1 and 8:45 am at No. 10.
TEAM SCORING: East Carolina 295, UNCG 298, UNC Wilmington 300, Georgia State 301, South Florida 304, East Tennessee State 304, James Madison 306, Florida International 307, Western Carolina 309, Augusta State 310, Elon 311, Illinois State 313, Winthrop 314, Mississippi State 314, Miami (FL) 316.
Top 10: 1. Abby Bools (East Carolina) 68; T-2. Ana Maria Puche (East Carolina) 72; T-2. Anna Scott (Georgia State) 72; T-4. Cathrine Madsen (Georgia State) 74; T-4. Cristina Manrique (UNC Wilmington) 73; T-4. Sinead O’Sullivan (East Tennessee State) 73; T-4. Ashley Parrott (UNCG) 73; T-4. Valentina Sanmiguel (James Madison) 73; T-4. Annelie Weimenhog (UNCG) 73; T-10. Mary Betancourt (Augusta State) 74; T-10. Erica Creed (UNCG) 74; T-10. Ana Lopez (South Florida) 74; T-10. Ana Lucia Martinez (UNCG – individual) 74; T-10. Stacey Miller (Illinois State) 74; Carmen Perez (UNC Wilmington) 74; T-10. Josephine Sundh (Western Carolina) 74.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-36. Sofia Aidemark 78; T-54. Jennifer Link (indiv) 80; T-77. Lauren Smith 87.
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