ETSU women's golf in contention at Great Smokies Intercollegiate

Saturday, October 01, 2005

 

                WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2005) - Firing a career-best 3-under-par 69, senior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) led the ETSU women's golf team to a fifth-place finish following first round play Saturday in the Great Smokies Intercollegiate at the Waynesville Country Club.

 

            It took record-breaking performances from the top three teams on the current leaderboard to best the Lady Bucs on the first day, as host Western Carolina and Ohio both fired 2-under-par 286 to tie for the top spot. Third-place South Alabama posted a 289, which was two strokes better than the tournament's previous single-round team score record of 291. ETSU is currently fifth with a 294.

 

            "We're in contention and that's obviously positive," said ETSU head coach Stefanie Reynolds. "We're pleased, but the girls are hungry for the win tomorrow."

 

            On the individual leaderboard, Barton trails first-place Julie Tomlison of Ohio by just three strokes. Second-place Elin Andersson of South Alabama and Ashley Hovda of Western Carolina are just one stroke better than Barton at 68.

 

            Other ETSU results include sophomore Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Colombia), who finished tied for 22nd with a 73. Meanwhile, sophomore Cindy Phillips (Johnson City, Tenn.) is tied for 30th at 74, while sophomore Maria Ringdahl (Oland, Sweden) and freshman Lucy Gould (Bargoed, Wales) are tied for 75th and 81st, respectively.

 

            The tournament will conclude with second round play on Sunday. Visit ETSUBucs.com for complete results following the day's play.

 

Great Smokies Intercollegiate
Waynesville Country Club
Waynesville, N.C.
Saturday's' Results -First round
Team Results
1. Western Carolina 286

Ohio University 286
3. South Alabama 289
4. Xavier University 292
5. ETSU 294
Individual Results
1. Julie Tomlinson, Ohio 66
2. Elin Andersson, So Alabama 68
Ashley Hovda, W Carolina 68
4. Ashley Barton, ETSU 69

Lindsay Cornell, Xavier 69

*Frederique Bruell, Elon 69
ETSU Results
T4. Ashley Barton 69
T22. Natalia Giraldo 73
T30. Cindy Phillips 74
T75. Maria Ringdahl 78
T92. Lucy Gould 81
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