April 6, 2007
Brown Summit, N.C. -
The third-ranked Auburn women's golf team stands in seventh after one round at the Bryan National Collegiate. The Tigers shot 13-over par 301 and trail leader Purdue by 11 strokes. The three-day tournament is played at the par-72, 6,386-yard Bryan Park Champions Course.
"We got off to a slow start today," head coach Kim Evans said. "We didn't play as good as we would have liked to but I look to forward to seeing how we compete the next two days."
Auburn is 11 strokes off leader Purdue, ranked 14th in the nation, followed by No. 20 North Carolina (291), No. 1 Duke (292), South Carolina (297), No. 11 Florida (298) and No. 19 Virginia (300). The Tigers lead all SEC schools competing, including No. 4 Georgia (eighth), No. 13 Tennessee (ninth) and No. 25 LSU (15th).
In the individual race, Tigers Candace Schepperle and Margaret Shirley each carded a 2-over 74 and are tied for 18th. Nicole Hage stands in a tie for 29th after shooting a 3-over 75. After shooting a 6-over 78, Abigale Schepperle finds herself tied for 51st, while Marisa Milligan is tied for 65th, carding an 8-over 80.
Leading the field of 93 competitors is South Carolina's Jenna Pearson, who shot a 4-under 68. Rounding out the top spots after round one were Furman's Blair Lamb and Purdue's Stefanie Endstrasser, who each shot 2-under 70.
Saturday's shotgun second round starts at 11:00 a.m. ET. Live stats are available at www.golfstat.com and daily updates can be found at www.auburntigers.com.