February 27, 2012

Lady Saints in 10th Place At CSU Lady Cougar Collegiate

Contact David Beall, jdbeall@northgeorgia.edu

COLUMBUS, GA – The North Georgia women's golf team opened play in their second tournament of the spring semester on Monday afternoon, shooting a team total 60-over-par 348 to sit in 10th place at the Lady Cougar Collegiate played at the Country Club of Columbus. 

UNC Pembroke leads the event after the first round with a 315. Shorter (325), CSU, Lander (332) and Queens (333) round out the top-five. Out of 62 players, only seven shot a round under 80.

Columbus State's Nikki Crowley leads the field following a one-over-par 73 in the opening round, while UNC Pembroke's Dana Watkins is three strokes off the pace after a four-over-par 76. 

The Lady Saints are 32 shots off the lead with a 348, sitting two shots behind Wingate University and 16 strokes ahead of the University of West Georgia. North Greenville rounds out the field at 85-over-par.

Erica Breeden paced North Georgia on day one, firing a 13-over-par 85 to sit in a tie for 24th place, while Abbey Gill was one stroke behind her teammate, finishing 14-over-par and in a tie for 26th place. 

Catalina Olarte and Casey Truelove put together rounds of 87 and 90 respectively and will enter the final round in 30th and 41st places. LeeAnn Noble shot a 28-over-par 100.

The final round of the Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic will get underway Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at The Country Club of Columbus.