Women's golf tied for sixth after first round at Puerto Rico

Feb. 16, 2014

RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO – The No. 29 Auburn women’s golf team finished the first day of play at the 12th Annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic in a tie for sixth with a 10-over 298. Sophomore Alex Harrell is tied for second after firing a 1-under 71.

The par 72 course is playing at 5,826 yards for the three-day event. The tournament hosted by Purdue is held at the River Course at Rio Mar Resort.

Harrell continued with her strong play as just one of five players with a round under par in the opening round. The sophomore finished tied for first at last weekend’s Lady Bulldog Invitational. Marta Sanz posted a first-round score of 1-over 73 and is tied for eighth.

Diana Fernandez carded a two-over 74 and is tied for 18th after the first round. Jamie Yun ended the first day with an 8-over, 80. Clara Baena fired a 9-over 81 in the opening round and is tied for 69th.

Arkansas leads the tournament after the first day of play, firing an even-par round of 288. Alabama is second with a 7-over 295, while Iowa State is just one shot back with an 8-over 296. North Carolina State and Augusta State are tied for fourth with rounds of 9-over 297. The Tigers are tied for sixth with Georgia, carding 10-over 298.

Individually, Arkansas’ Emily Tubert leads the field after carding a 4-under 68 on the tournament’s first day. Harrell is in a four-way tie for second with Purdue’s Aurora Kan, NC State’s Brittany Marchand and Iowa State’s Prima Thammaraks.

The tournament continues on Monday with an 8 a.m. start. The final round will begin with an 8:30 a.m. start time on Tuesday morning. Live scoring for the tournament is be available via GolfStat.com.

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 12th Annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Par 72)
 Team Results
 1.  Arkansas  288  E
 2.  Alabama  295  +7
 3.  Iowa State  296  +8
 T4.  NC State  297  +9
 T4.  Augusta State  297  +9
 T6.  Auburn  298  +10
 T6.  Georgia  298  +10
 8.  Tennessee  300  +12
 9.  Northwestern  301  +13
 10.  Michigan  304  +16
 11.  Kent State  305  +17
 12.  Purdue  306  +18
 13.  Texas Tech  307  +19
 14.  TCU  308  +20
 15.  Missouri  315  +27
 Auburn Individual Results
 1.  Alex Harrell  71  -1
 1.  Marta Sanz  73  +1
 1.  Diana Fernandez  74  +2
 1.  Jamie Yun  80  +8
 1.  Clara Baena  81  +9