RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Junior Haley Wilson led Auburn with a 4-over
76 as the rest of the lineup carded 7-over 79s, placing Auburn in a tie
for 14th with a 25-over-par 313 after the first day at the Lady Puerto
Hosted by Purdue University, the Lady Puerto Rico Classic is a
three-day, 72-hole stroke play event being held at the Rio Mar Beach
Resort. The par-72 Greg Norman-designed River Course will play at 6,191
yards for the tournament.
"It was a very tough day today and we have been working on a lot things
since the round finished," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "We will
keep working, get out there and try to make some things happen out there
tomorrow. We will get it going, it just didn't happen today."
The top Tiger on the day was freshman Marta Sanz, who is competing as an
individual in the event. Despite carding two double-bogeys, Sanz was
able to finish the day in a tie for 13th with a 2-over 74 thanks to four
birdies on the day.
"Marta really played a great round of golf today," said Evans. "I love
what I'm seeing out of her."
As for the team lineup, it was Wilson finishing the day on top with a
4-over 76. After going 4-over in her first five holes, she finished the
day out at even-par.
"Haley Wilson also had a really good round today to lead us," said
Evans. "Her 76 does not show what kind of round she really had. She
finished the day playing very good golf."
Rounding out the lineup was Diana Fernandez, Cydney Clanton, Karlin Beck
and Patricia Sanz with 7-over-par 79s. The group finished the day in
ties for 55th.
In the team rankings, it was Alabama on top with a 2-under 286. Purdue
and Iowa State followed with 12-over 300s while Texas Christian and
Florida State rounded out the top five with 15-over 303s.
Individually, Alabama's Camilla Lennarth is in the lead with a 2-under
70. Texas Tech's Gabriella Dominguez, Alabama's Jennifer Kirby and
Florida State's Maria Salinas are tied for second with 1-under 71s. Iowa
State's Sasikarn On-lam and Alabama's Brooke Pancake are tied for fifth
with even-par 72s.
Action in the tournament will continue at 7 a.m. CT with a shotgun
start. Fans can follow the action with live stats at www.GolfStat.com.
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - First-round results from the Lady Puerto Rico
Classic hosted by Purdue at the River Course at Rio Mar Beach Resort.
Par: 72. Yardage: 6,191.
1 – Alabama – 286—286 (-2)
T2 – Purdue – 300—300 (+12)
T2 – Iowa State – 300—300 (+12)
T4 – Texas Christian – 303—303 (+15)
T4 – Florida State – 303—303 (+15)
6 – Southern Methodist – 305—305 (+17)
7 – Kent State – 306—306 (+18)
8 – Northwestern – 307—307 (+19)
T9 – Oklahoma – 308—308 (+20)
T9 – Georgia – 308—308 (+20)
11 – Texas Tech – 310—310 (+22)
T12 – North Carolina State – 311—311 (+23)
T12 – Oklahoma State – 311—311 (+23)
T14 – Auburn – 313—313 (+25)
T14 – Oregon – 313—313 (+25)
16 – Michigan – 315—315 (+27)
17 – Penn State – 317—317 (+29)
18 – Indiana – 319—319 (+31)
T13 – Marta Sanz – 74—74 (+2)**
T25 – Haley Wilson – 76—76 (+4)
T55 – Diana Fernandez – 79—79 (+7)
T55 – Cydney Clanton– 79—79 (+7)
T55 – Karlin Beck – 79—79 (+7)
T55 – Patricia Sanz – 79—79 (+7)
** - Competing as an individual
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