Sept. 20, 2013
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Auburn women's golf team carded a 2-over 290 Friday in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Championship, finishing the day in fourth place. The Tigers finished the day with three players in the top 15 of the 88-player field.
"Today was a better day for us," said Auburn associate head coach Andrew Pratt. "We got off to a pretty good start today. We were 2-under for most of the day, but gave up a few shots coming in."
Hosted by the Vanderbilt, the Mason Rudolph Championship is a 54-hole tournament being played at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course in Franklin, Tenn. The par 72 course plays at 6,337 yards for the tournament. The event features 15 teams from around the country, including 11 teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation.
"Victoria and Marta had solid rounds at 2-under and Diana was great at even-par, she has been working extremely hard the last week and a half on her golf swing," said Pratt. "The weather is going to be challenging tomorrow, but we just have to come out and keep our focus - one shot at a time. Everyone has been working extremely hard, so hopefully we can come out and get a few more birdies and a few less mistakes to get another good round on the board."
Senior Diana Fernandez also finished the day in the top-15, carding an even-par 72 to tie for 14th. Sophomore Jamie Yun shot a 4-over 76, tying for 46th, while sophomore Alex Harrell is tied for 60th with a 5-over 77.
Arizona Stated ended the first round of competition in first place after shooting 3-under 285. UCLA and host Vanderbilt followed, tying for second with rounds of 1-over 289. Auburn carded a 2-over 290, coming in fourth for the first round of the tournament. North Carolina State rounds out the top five with a 3-over 291.
Individually, Alabama's Stephanie Meadow and Baylor's Hayley Davis are in the lead with 4-under 68s. Coming in third is Augusta James of North Carolina State with a 3-under 69. Three players tied for fourth with 2-under 70s.
Play is set to continue with tee times from the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at 8 a.m. CT, Friday. Auburn will play with Michigan State and Wake Forest, going off No. 1 from 8:45 - 9:21 a.m. Fans can follow along with live stats at www.BirdieFire.com.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - First-round results from the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt at the Vu Legends Club-North Course. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,337.
1 - Arizona State - 285--285 (-3)
T2 - UCLA - 289--289 (+1)
T2 - Vanderbilt - 289--289 (+1)
4 - Auburn - 290--290 (+2)
5 - North Carolina State - 291--291 (+3)
6 - Baylor - 292--292 (+4)
7 - North Carolina - 295--295 (+7)
T8 - Duke - 296--296 (+8)
T8 - Alabama - 296--296 (+8)
T8 - Michigan State - 296--296 (+8)
T8 - Princeton - 296--296 (+8)
T12 - Wake Forest - 298--298 (+10)
T12 - Virginia - 298--298 (+10)
14 - Kentucky - 300--300 (+12)
15 - Texas - 303--303 (+15)