Lady Jags golf starts strong at UCF Challenge

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SORRENTO, Fla. – The Augusta State duo of senior Natalie Wille and junior Casey Kennedy fired a pair of 5-under 67’s Sunday afternoon to share the individual lead following the opening round of the UCF Challenge at Red Tail Golf Club.

The Lady Jaguars combined for a 1-under 287 and are tied for second, three strokes back of South Carolina. ASU is tied with tournament host Central Florida and No. 9 North Carolina, while Tulane is alone in fifth after an even-par 288.

ASU’s opening round was easily its lowest round of the season by 11 shots. Kennedy and Wille registered 12 birdies between them and are one stroke clear of South Carolina’s Justine Dreher. Four players are tied fourth at 3-under. The 5-under 67 marked the lowest round of Wille’s collegiate career.

Lady Jaguar junior Christine Duschek-Hansen, who managed a 3-over 75, is tied for 49th. She rebounded from two bogeys and a triple bogey in her first six holes by playing the remainder of her round in 2-under-par. Senior Marit Bjerke turned in a 78 and is tied for 79th while senior Julia Stalbro had the day’s non-counting score with an 83.

The three-day, 54-hole event features seven teams ranked in the top 50 and includes tourney host UCF, ASU, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, East Carolina, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon State, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas State, Tulane and Virginia.

Live scoring of the event is available at www.golfstat.com.

ASU will be paired with Tulane and East Carolina for Monday’s second round. Stalbro is first off the No. 1 tee for the Lady Jags at 9:15 a.m., followed by Bjerke at 9:24, Duschek-Hansen at 9:33, Wille at 9:42 and Kennedy at 9:51.

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UCF CHALLENGE
Red Tail Golf Club -- Sorrento, Fla.
Par 72 -- 6,374 yards

February 10-12, 2013

Team Results
1. South Carolina...................................................... 284........ -4
2. AUGUSTA STATE................................................ 287........ -1
North Carolina...................................................... 287........ -1
UCF........................................................................ 287........ -1
5. Tulane.................................................................... 288......... E
6. East Carolina......................................................... 289..... +1
7. Kennesaw State..................................................... 292..... +4
8. Miami..................................................................... 293..... +5
Texas State............................................................. 293..... +5
10. Mississippi............................................................. 296..... +8
Virginia.................................................................. 296..... +8
12. South Florida......................................................... 297..... +9
13. Louisville............................................................... 299... +11
College of Charleston........................................... 299... +11
15. Missouri................................................................. 300... +12
16. Coastal Carolina................................................... 302... +14
17. Georgia State......................................................... 304... +16
18. Oregon State......................................................... 305... +17

Augusta State Individual Results
1. Natalie Wille......................................................... 67......... 5
1. Casey Kennedy.................................................... 67........ -5
t49. Christine Duschek-Hansen.................................. 75..... +3
t79. Marit Bjerke.......................................................... 78..... +6
97. Julia Stalbro........................................................... 83... +11

Top 10 Individual Results
1. NATALIE WILLE, AUGUSTA STATE................. 67......... 5
1. CASEY KENNEDY, AUGUSTA STATE............... 67........ -5
3. Justine Dreher, South Carolina............................ 68........ -4
4. Lauren Coughlin, Virginia................................... 69........ -3
Robyn Doig, UCF................................................ 69........ -3
Ines Lescudier, Kennesaw State.......................... 69........ -3
Leticia Ras-Anderica, Miami............................... 69........ -3
8. Brittany Henderson, Coastal Carolina................ 70........ -2
Briana Mao, Virginia............................................ 70........ -2
Iman Nordin, Texas State.................................... 70........ -2
Emily Penttila, Tulane.......................................... 70........ -2
F. Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina..................... 70........ -2


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