Lady Bucs still in second place after two rounds at the Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (September 25, 2004) - East Tennessee State freshman golfer Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Columbia) posted an even-par 72 and junior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) collected her second-straight 1-over 73, as the two women players finished tied for third on the individual leaderboard after two rounds of play in the Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic Saturday at the Bay Tree Golf Plantation.

The efforts of Giraldo and Barton helped power the ETSU women's golf team to a current second-place standing in the tournament, just five strokes behind first-place Coastal Carolina heading into Sunday's final round of play. Coastal Carolina posted a tournament record 293 on Saturday to jump from fourth to first. On the individual leaderboard, Giraldo (74-72=146 +2) and Barton (73-73=146 +2) are seven strokes behind UNC Wilmington's Michelle Jarman (70-69=139 -5).

Along with Giraldo and Barton, ETSU freshmen Cindy Phillips (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Maria Ringdahl (Kalmar, Sweden) are currently tied for 26th and 40th, respectively, and senior Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, British Columbia) is tied for 47th.

The Lady Bucs will continue with third and final round play on Sunday. For complete results, visit cofcsports.com.

Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic
at the Bay Tree Golf Plantation
Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- Sept. 24-26
Par: 72; Yardage: 5902
Saturday's Results
Team Results
1 Coastal Carolina U. 305 293 598
2 East Tennessee State 302 301 603
N. Car. Wilmington 301 302 603
4 Charleston, Coll. of 306 301 607
5 Western Carolina U. 300 308 608
6 Middle Tennessee St. 310 306 616
7 Marshall University 307 316 623
Methodist College 311 312 623
9 Cincinnati, U. of 318 310 628
10 Southern Illinois U. 306 324 630
Mercer University 315 315 630
12 Lamar University 314 322 636
13 Fla. International 321 323 644
14 Wm. & Mary, Coll. of 323 326 649
15 Old Dominion Univ. 331 327 658
16 Belmont University 330 334 664
17 Charleston Southern 356 345 701
Individual Results
1 Michelle Jarman UNCW 70 69 139
2 Line Cordes Coast. Car 72 70 142
3 Ashley Barton ETSU 73 73 146
Natalia Giraldo ETSU 74 72 146
5 Hillery Wilson Cincinnati 76 71 147
Angie Hill Charleston 74 73 147
7 Becky Berzonski UNCW 75 74 149
Taryn Durham Middle TN 74 75 149
Bianca Melone W Carolina 77 72 149
ETSU Individual Results
T 3 Ashley Barton 73 73 146
T 3 Natalia Giraldo 74 72 146
T 26 Cindy Phillips 78 77 155
T 40 Maria Ringdahl 77 82 159
T 47 Danielle O'Reilly 81 79 160

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