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Women’s Golf Concludes Day One At Bill Berg Invitational

UNCGSpartans.com 10-16-2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s golf team posted a 317 team score in round one of the Bill Berg Invitational at The Ridges Country Club in Hayesville, N.C., hosted by Western Carolina Sunday afternoon. The second round will be played Monday with the Spartans set to go from hole No. 10 between 9-9:32 a.m. Live scoring will be available at www.birdiefire.com.

The Spartans sit in 11th place overall after the 29-over par 317 score on the first day. James Madison leads the field with a 10-over par 298 score and has the individual leader in Laura Gomez at 2-under par 70, one of just two golfers under par.

“Today we all learned a lot out on this course,” Lexi Kershaw said. “We hit a lot of great shots out there and cannot be made about that. We can easily build off those good shots for the next two days and see what we can accomplish.”

Junior Lexi Kershaw (Winston-Salem, N.C./Catawba) and sophomore Natalia Asensio (Madrid, Spain/Cardenal Spinola) are tied for 21st overall after posting 5-over par 77 scores in round one. Kershaw was tied for the overall lead with four birdies on the day while Asensio was tied for the team-best 11 par scores Sunday.

“I had fun out there today,” Asensio said. “It is a challenging golf course and makes you play smart. I am excited for the next couple of days of golf.”

Senior Kristin Powers (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) sits in a tie for 41st overall with an 8-over par 80 score. Powers also recorded four birdies in the round, including three straight from holes No. 13-15.

Freshmen Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford) is tied for 52nd overall with an 11-over par 83, the same as classmate Louisa Tichy (Germering, Germany/Max-Born Gymnasium). Dobbins recorded 11 par scores on the day as well to tie Asensio for the team-lead. Senior Emily Kurey (Alpharetta, Ga./Louisville) posted a 20-over par 92 score playing as an individual.

Including the Spartans, 12-team field includes a pair of fellow Southern Conference members, Western Carolina and Wofford. Rounding out the competition are Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky, Gardner-Webb, James Madison, Longwood, Marshall, Presbyterian, Radford, and UNC Asheville.

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