Lady Bucs lead after first round at Gamecock Classic

Monday, October 04, 2004

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (Oct. 4, 2004) - The East Tennessee State women's golf team shot a team total of 313 and currently leads by five strokes after first round play Monday at the Jacksonville State Gamecock Golf Classic, which is being held on the par-73, 5,995-yard Silver Lakes Golf Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

The Lady Bucs made it to the top of the leaderboard thanks to outstanding individual Top 10 performances from junior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.), freshmen Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Columbia) and Maria Ringdahl (Kalmar, Sweden), and senior Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, Bristish Columbia). Barton was the most impressive, finishing the day tied atop the leaderboard with a first-round score of 76, while Giraldo is currently tied for fifth at 78 and Ringdahl finished the day tied for seventh at 79. Meanwhile, O'Reilly finished tied for ninth with an 80.

"We're very proud of what we accomplished today in the first round," said ETSU head coach Stefanie Reynolds, whose team is looking for its second tournament victory in program history and its ninth top 5 effort in its last 12 events. "We played as a team today and we have to continue that tomorrow if we want to take home another tournament championship."

The Bucs lead host Jacksonville State by five strokes, followed by Birmingham-Southern at 320, New Orleans in fourth at 329 and South Alabama in fifth at 332. Individually, Barton is tied with Jacksonville State's Marilen Fernandez-Ruiz. The two hold the lead over third-place Shauna McVay of Troy State and Shelley McGraw of Birmingham-Southern.

Final round play will conclude on Tuesday, with teams scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m.

 

Gamecock Golf Classic

Silver Lakes Golf Course (Calhoun Co., Ala.)

Dates: 10/04 - 10/05

Par: 73; Yardage: 5995

Team Results

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores
1 East Tennessee State 313
2 Jacksonville St. 318
3 Birmingham Southern 320
4 New Orleans, U. of 329
5 South Alabama, U. of 332
6 Belmont University 337
7 Tennessee Tech U. 342
8 Troy State Univ. 343
Austin Peay State U. 343
10 Samford University 352
11 Lipscomb University 355
12 Jacksonville Univ. 361
13 Montevallo, Univ. of 433
Individual Results
Top 20 Players School Scores
1 Ashley Barton ETSU 38- 38 76
Marilen F. Ruiz J'ville St 40- 36 76
3 Shauna McVay Troy State 40- 37 77
Shelley McGraw Brmnghm So 41- 36 77
5 Esther Moon Belmont 38- 40 78
Natalia Giraldo ETSU 38- 40 78
7 Jill Stupiansky Brmnghm So 38- 41 79
Maria Ringdahl ETSU 40- 39 79
9 Amy Head N. Orleans 40- 40 80
Florencia Moran J'ville St 40- 40 80
Danielle O'Reilly ETSU 39- 41 80
Mercedes Huarte J'ville St 41- 39 80
ETSU Results
School Scores
1 East Tennessee State 313
T 1 Ashley Barton 38- 38 76
T 5 Natalia Giraldo 38- 40 78
T 7 Maria Ringdahl 40- 39 79
T 9 Danielle O'Reilly 39- 41 80
T 32 Laura Diaz 44- 41 85
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