MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Sept. 24, 2004) - Junior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) posted a 1-over-par 73 and freshman Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Columbia) made her collegiate debut with a 2-over 74, as the East Tennessee State University women's golf team finished two strokes off the lead Friday after one round of play in the Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic at the Bay Tree Golf Plantation.
Barton's round was good enough for a fourth-place spot on the individual leaderboard after day one, while Giraldo is currently tied for sixtth. Both Barton and Giraldo are chasing Southern Illinois' Kelly Gerlach and UNC Wilmington's Michelle Jarman, who both posted scores of 2-under-par 70 on the first day.
On the team leaderboard, Southern Conference rival Western Carolina currently leads at 300, while UNC Wilmington is one stroke back followed by the Lady Bucs.
Along with Barton and Giraldo, ETSU freshmen Maria Ringdahl (Kalmar, Sweden) and Cindy Phillips (Johnson City, Tenn.) also posted scores in the 70s with a 77 and 78, respectively. Senior Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, British Columbia) rounded out the ETSU efforts with an 81.
The Lady Bucs will continue with second round play on Saturday, followed by third round play on Sunday. For complete results, visit cofcsports.com.
Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic
at the Bay Tree Golf Plantation Myrtle Beach SC
09/24 - 09/26
Par: 72; Yardage: 5902
|1||Western Carolina U.||300|
|2||N. Car. Wilmington||301|
|3||East Tennessee State||302|
|4||Coastal Carolina U.||305|
|5||Southern Illinois U.||306|
|Charleston, Coll. of||306|
|8||Middle Tennessee St.||310|
|12||Cincinnati, U. of||318|
|14||Wm. & Mary, Coll. of||323|
|16||Old Dominion Univ.||331|
|1||Kelly Gerlach So. Ill.||37- 33 70|
|Michelle Jarman UNCW||36- 34 70|
|3||Line Cordes Coast. Car||37- 35 72|
|4||Ashley Barton ETSU||36- 37 73|
|Ashley Hovda W Carolina||37- 36 73|
|6||Amber Kuss Charleston||39- 35 74|
|Brandy Andersen W Carolina||36- 38 74|
|Taryn Durham Middle TN||35- 39 74|
|Amber Churchill Marshall||38- 36 74|
|Natalia Giraldo ETSU||38- 36 74|
|Angie Hill Charleston||36- 38 74|
ETSU Individual Results
|T||4||Ashley Barton||36- 37 73|
|T||6||Natalia Giraldo||38- 36 74|
|T||23||Maria Ringdahl||38- 39 77|
|T||31||Cindy Phillips||39- 39 78|
|T||56||Danielle O'Reilly||43- 38 81|