No. 8 Women's Golf In 9th After Day 1 At Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Victoria Trapani carded five birdies in the final 10 holes.
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Victoria Trapani carded five birdies in the final 10 holes.
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Oct. 28, 2012

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AUSTIN, Texas - The No. 8 Auburn women's golf team finished its first day of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, in ninth with an 11-over 299. Junior Marta Sanz led the team on the day with a 1-over 73, tied for 19th.

Hosted by the University of Texas, the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational is a 54-hole tournament played at the University of Texas Golf Club. The par 72 course is playing at 6,344 yards for the tournament.

"We had a pretty steady round today," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "We are getting close, it is just a matter of time before we put together a complete round. We just have to keep our nose to the grindstone and keep working."

Sanz led Auburn in the first round tied for 19th with a 1-over 73, while senior Carlie Yadloczky and sophomore Victoria Trapani carded 2-over 74s and are tied for 27th.

"I thought Carlie played really well today and Victoria did a nice job of coming back," said Evans. "Victoria was 5-over through the first eight holes, but picked up five birdies out of the final 10 holes to get back on track. I also thought Marta Sanz played a good, steady round and did a good job of leading us today."

Junior Diana Fernandez and Sophomore Nicole Quinn finished the day tied for 59th with 6-over 78s. Freshman Jamie Yun, competing as an individual, finished tied for 77th with a 12-over 84.

Alabama leads the tournament, carding a 4-under 284 for the first round. Arkansas is in second place with a 1-under 287, and Arizona State follows in third with a 2-over 290. Florida is in fourth with a 5-over 293, and Denver is in fifth after carding a 6-over 294 for the first round.

Individually, Tulsa's Shu-Yin Liu holds the lead at 4-under 68. A three-way tie for second is held among Alabama's Jennifer Kirby and Stephanie Meadows and UCLA's Erynne Lee with 3-under 69s. Kent State's Erin Hawe and Florida's Camilla Hedberg carded 1-under 71s and are tied for fifth.

Play will continue on Monday beginning at 8:15 a.m. CT, with a split-tee start. Auburn will lead the off No. 1, going from 8:15 - 8:51 a.m. CT, playing alongside Tulsa and UNLV. Live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.

AUSTIN, Texas -- First-round results from the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational hosted by the University of Texas at the University of Texas Golf Club. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,344.

TEAM RESULTS
1 - Alabama - 284--284 (-4)
2 - Arkansas - 288--288 (E)
3 - Arizona State - 290--290 (+2)
4 - Florida - 293--293 (+5)
5 - Denver - 294--294 (+6)
6 - Texas - 297--297 (+9)
T7 - UNLV - 298--298 (+10)
T7 - Tulsa - 289--289 (+10)
9 - Auburn - 299-299 (+11)
10 - Kent State - 300--300 (+12)
11 - UCLA - 304--304 (+16)
12 - Pepperdine - 307--307 (+19)
13 - Texas Christian - 311--311 (+23)
14 - Illinois - 312--312 (+24)
15 - New Mexico - 313--313 (+25)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T19 - Marta Sanz - 73--73 (+1)
T27 - Carlie Yadloczky - 74--74 (+2)
T27 - Victoria Trapani - 74--74 (+2)
T59 - Diana Fernandez - 78--78 (+6)
T59 - Nicole Quinn - 78--78 (+6)
T77 - Jamie Yun - 84--84 (+12)*

* - Competing as an individual