Lady Bucs just two strokes off the lead at Unlimited Potential Bay Tree Classic

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

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

Friday's Results

Team Results

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
7 Marshall University 307
8 Middle Tennessee St. 310
9 Methodist College 311
10 Lamar University 314
11 Mercer University 315
12 Cincinnati, U. of 318
13 Fla. International 321
14 Wm. & Mary, Coll. of 323
15 Belmont University 330
16 Old Dominion Univ. 331
17 Charleston Southern 356

Individual Results

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

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