Women's Golf Tied For Second After First Round Of Lady Tar Heel Invite
Junior Jessica Lovell

Oct. 7, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A strong first round at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational on Friday has the Auburn women's golf team in a tie for second with a 12-over 300 on the day at the par 72, 6,285-yard UNC Finley Golf Course.

"We played very well today," head coach Kim Evans said. "I thought we came out strong. We lost a little ground as we went, but we are in great position for the remaining two days. This is a three-day tournament so we just need to stay focused and take advantage of the opportunity we have given ourselves this first round."

Senior Maria Martinez leads the team with a 1-under 71 in a tie for third. Martinez is trailed by Jessica Lovell in a tie for 14th at 3-over 75, Abigale Schepperle and Margaret Shirley in a tie for 26th at 5-over 77 and Nicole Hage in a tie for 66th at 10-over 82 in the first round.

The Tigers trail Duke, which leads the pack at 6-over 294 on the day. Auburn is tied with Vanderbilt and Virginia at 12-over and Wake Forest rounds out the top five at 14-over 302 after round one.

The Lady Tar Heel Invitational continues through Sunday with a round being played each day. The Tigers are set to tee off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. CT with a shotgun start.