ETSU women currently 9th at Lady Gamecock Classic

Friday, March 11, 2005

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (March 11, 2005) - On a blustery day outside of Columbia, S.C., the East Tennessee State University women's golf team attempted to overcome the elements, finishing tied for 9th place on the team leaderboard Friday in the first round of the Lady Gamecock Classic at the University Club.


The Lady Bucs, who posted a team score of 326, are currently 18 strokes back of New Mexico, which leads the tournament with a score of 308. On the individual leaderboard, a pair of South Carolina freshmen are at the top, with Caroline Rominger in first place at even-par and Whitney Simons in second place at 1-over. The top ETSU finisher was freshman Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Colombia), who posted a score of 79.


Other ETSU results included a 22nd-place finish by freshman Maria Ringdahl (Oland, Sweden) and a 33rd-place showing by senior Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, British Columbia). Both junior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) and freshman Cindy Phillips (Johnson City, Tenn.) are in 54th.


Second round play will continue on Saturday. For complete results, see below.


Team Results

1. New Mexico 308 +20
2. Louisiana State 309 +21
3. South Carolina 313 +25
4. Furman University 318 +30
5. North Carolina 319 +31
Augusta State 319 +31
7. Virginia 320 +32
8. North Carolina State 324 +36
9. East Tennessee State 326 +38
10. Florida State 328 +40
11. Alabama 331 +43
12. Minnesota 337 +49
Individual Results
1. Caroline Rominger, USC 72 E
2. *Whitney Simons USC 73 +1
3. Kailin Downs, New Mexico 75 +3
4. Jenny Suh, Furman 76 +4
Kimberly Meck, LSU 76 +4
Katie Miller, UNC 76 +4
Rebecca Kuhn LSU 76 +4
Sally Shonk, Virginia 76 +4
ETSU Results
T16. Natalia Giraldo 79
T22. Maria Ringdahl 80
T33. Danielle O'Reilly 82
T54. Ashley Barton 85
T54. Cindy Phillips 85
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