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Women’s Golf Sits in 32nd Place After Day One At Kiawah Island Classic

UNCGSpartans.com 02-26-2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s golf team posted an opening round of 323 to sit in 32nd place overall in the 43-team field at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic Sunday. The three-day, 54-hole event features a 43-team field that will play on two different courses throughout the event.

The Spartans played the first round on the Osprey Point Golf Course will play the Oak Point Golf Course in round two. The Spartans tee off in second round on the Oak Point Golf Course Monday with tee times from 9:54-10:38 from hole No. 10. Live scoring is available at www.golfstatresults.com.

The Spartans carded a 35-over par 323 Sunday and are in 32nd place. Jacksonville is the only team under par after one round with a 2-under par 286. Host College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina are tied for second at 1-over par 289. Louise Pesson of Jacksonville and Saskia Sterud of St. John’s are tied for the individual lead at 4-under par 68.

Junior Lexi Kershaw (Winston-Salem, N.C./Catawba) posted the Spartans’ lowest round of the day with a 6-over par 78. Kershaw is tied for 95th overall after recording 10 par scores and two birdies.

“Today was a slow start for me but I did a good job of being patient,” Kershaw said. “As a team, we did some good things out there and can focus on that for the next two days.”

Sophomore Natalia Asensio (Madrid, Spain/Cardenal Spinola) posted a 9-over par 81 to sit in a tie for 141st place overall. Asensio also recorded 10 par scores, including six on the back nine. Senior Kristin Powers (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) is tied for 164th place overall with a 10-over par 82. Powers’ day was highlighted by an eagle-2 on the par-5 hole No. 4.

Freshmen Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford) also posted a 10-over par 82 Sunday. Dobbins opened her round with a birdie on hole No. 1 before notching seven straight pars and finishing the front nine at even-par.

Freshman Louisa Tichy (Germering, Germany/Max-Born Gymnasium) rounds out the Spartans’ lineup in 192 place with a 13-over par 85. Senior Emily Kurey (Alpharetta, Ga./Louisville) recorded a 21-over par 93 playing as an individual in 228th place.

Joining the Spartans in the field includes Bethune-Cookman, Boston University, Bucknell, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Delaware, East Tennessee State, Elon, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgia Southern, High Point, Hampton, Hofstra, Indiana State, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, James Madison, Lipscomb, Longwood, Loyola Chicago, Marshall, Murray State, North Florida, UNC Asheville, Omaha, Oral Roberts, Presbyterian, Richmond, Samford, SCAD, South Alabama, Southern Miss, St. John’s, Stetson, Tennessee Tech, Towson, USC Upstate, William & Mary and Wofford

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