Lady Bucs currently tied for 7th at Samford Intercollegiate

Monday, March 22, 2004

CALERA, Ala. (March 22, 2004) - Sophomore Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) continued her strong play of late in the first round of the Samford Intercollegiate Monday at the Timberline Golf Club. Finishing tied for 11th at 7-over, Barton helped the East Tennessee State University women's golf team to a seventh place finish heading into today's final round.

The Lady Bucs (324), who finished the day 15 strokes back of first-place Jacksonville State (309), also got a solid effort from sophomore Laura Diaz (Aquadilla, P.R.), who finished the day tied for 18th at 10-over. Barton, Diaz and the rest of the field are trying to catch individual leader Brooke Mangan of UAB, who posted a 1-under round of 71 and holds a one-stroke edge over Jacksonville State's Florencia Moran.

As for the rest of the Lady Bucs, sophomore Kailey Brooks (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada) is currently tied for 29th, while juniors Robin Downes (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, British Columbia) are tied at 50th.

ETSU will wrap up play at the Samford Intercollegiate on Tuesday.

Samford Women's Intercollegiate
Timberline Golf Course - Calera, Ala.
Dates: 03/22-03/23 (Today:03-22-2004)
Par: 71; Yardage: 5802

Teams Scores
1 Jacksonville St. 309
2 Birmingham Southern 312
3 UAB 313
4 Murray State Univ. 319
5 Troy State Univ. 320
6 Gardner-Webb Univ. 321
7 East Tennessee St. 324
  Nicholls State U. 324
9 Tennessee Tech U. 326
10 Middle Tennessee St. 327
11 Wofford College 328
12 Western Kentucky U. 331
13 South Alabama, U. of 335
14 Samford University 336
15 Belmont University 337
16 Cincinnati, U. of 342
17 Austin Peay State U. 350
18 Lipscomb University 356

Individual Results
1 Brooke Mangan UAB 35-36=71
2 Florencia Moran J'ville St 36-36=72
3 Shelley McGraw Brmnghm So 38-36=74
4 Sarah Thomas Tenn. Tech 34-41=75
5 Tara Watt Gard.-Webb 39-37=76
ETSU Results
T11 Ashley Barton E. Tenn St 40-39=79
T18 Laura Diaz E. Tenn St 41-39=80
T29 Kailey Brooks E. Tenn St 43-38=81
T50 Danielle O'Reilly E. Tenn St 45-39=84
  Robin Downes E. Tenn St 44-40=84
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