Women's Golf In Fifth After One Day At Liz Murphey Classic
junior Nicole Hage

March 24, 2006

ATHENS, Ga. - The fifth-ranked Auburn women's golf team sits in fifth place after one day at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic by shooting a 20-over 308 Friday at the par 72, 6,228-yard University of Georgia Golf Course.

"Overall, it was a decent day in Athens," head coach Kim Evans said. "We are very close in the hunt for first, and will have to continue to keep our focus on Saturday and Sunday."

Auburn's score of 20-over is 10 strokes behind leader Wake Forest at 10-over 298. Host Georgia is second at 13-over 301, followed by No. 3 Vanderbilt, at 17-over 305, and Florida State, which carded a 19-over 307.

Individually, senior Maria Martinez and junior Nicole Hage are tied for the team lead and 12th overall in the classic with each carding a 4-over 76. Sophomore Margaret Shirley and junior Jessica Lovell are tied for 33rd at 6-over 78, while sophomore Abigale Schepperle is tied for 83rd with a 14-over 86.

Georgia's Jackie Beers leads after one day by carding a 3-under 69, and is followed closely by Wake Forest's Nannette Hill, who was even par at 72.

Round two action will continue Saturday with daily updates available at www.auburntigers.com.