UNCG 10th after opening round at Cougar Classic; Bundy shoots 73
CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNCG freshman Lizzie Bundy began her collegiate career with an opening round 73 on Yeamans Hall to lead UNCG to a tie for 10th place after one round at the Cougar Classic.
Bundy, a native of Clayton, N.C., carded four birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey in her round. She went out in 37, missing par - or possibly even under-par - on the front side because of a double-bogey 7 on No. 9. She played the backside, however, in even-par 36 to finish tied for 16th place, four shots off the pace.
Four of UNCG's five golfers finished in the top-half of the 110-person field. Ana Lucia Martinez is tied for 38th place after a 75 on Sunday, while Courtney Taylor and Erica Creed both shot 76 to sit in a tie for 54th place.
North Carolina's Courtney Gunter sits atop the leaderboard after the opening round, shooting a 69. She has a one-shot lead over UCF's Katie Detlefsen and Florida's Mia Piccio.
North Carolina also had the team lead after an opening round 285. Minnesota is in second place after shooting 289 on Sunday, followed by South Carolina (291) and Florida (292).
Monday's second round gets underway at 8 a.m. with UNCG beginning play in the 8:09 a.m. group.
TEAM SCORING: North Carolina 285, Minnesota 289, South Carolina 291, Florida 292, Oklahoma 293, Florida State 296, College of Charleston 297, Penn State 297, UCF 298, Mississippi 300, UNCG 300, Kentucky 302, Wisconsin 303, Furman 304, South Florida 305, North Carolina State 308, Maryland 309, Richmond 310, Mississippi State 315, Miami (Fla.) 318, Charleston Southern 322.
Top 10: 1. Courtney Gunter (North Carolina) 69, T-2. Katie Detlefsen (UCF) 70; T-2. Mia Piccio (Florida) 70; T-4. Emily Collins (Oklahoma) 71; T-4. Casey Grice (North Carolina) 71; T-4. Ainhoa Nogales (College of Charleston) 71; T-4. Samantha Swinhart (South Carolina) 71; T-4. Laura Wearn (Furman) 71; T-9. Jillian Brodd (Mississippi) 72; T-9. Jackie Chang (North Carolina) 72; T-9. Michele Edlin (Minnesota) 72; T-9. Heather Lott (Kentucky) 72; T-9. Mary Narzisi (Minnesota) 82; T-9. Jackie Shepherd (Minnesota) 72; T-9. Meredith Swanson (South Carolina) 72.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-16: Lizzie Bundy 73; T-38. Ana Martinez 75; T-54. Courtney Taylor 76; T-54. Erica Creed 76; T-108. Rachel Uremovich 86.
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