Feb. 21, 2005
TUCSON, Ariz.- Led by three players all shooting par or below, the No. 11 Lady Vol golf squad fired a team total of 288 during the second round of the Arizona Wildcat Invite to surge into third place. The Big Orange trails second-place Arizona by just two strokes while UCLA is still within striking distance, as the Bruins hold a seven-shot lead.
Golda Johansson (Lund, Sweden) rebounded from a first-round 79 to fire a two-under-par 69 during round two, to lead the way. The junior is tied for 17th. Freshman Marci Turner (Tompkinsville, Ky.) continued playing tremendous golf, shooting a one-under-par 70 to move into a tie for seventh place. Meanwhile, preseason All-American Violeta Retamoza (Aguascalientes, Mexico) provided steady support, carding a 71 to remain tied for second place.
Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario) and Teesha Ash (Chattanooga, Tenn.) both finished the second round with totals of 78. Shepley stood in a stalemate for 32nd while Ash was tied for 43rd. Also playing in the event is freshman Christie Reed (Coral Spring, Fla.), who is competing as an individual. She finished the round with a score of 80 to move up into a tie for 66th.
The final round of the tournament is set to begin at 8 a.m. MST on Tuesday.
NO. 11 LADY VOL GOLF IN FOURTH PLACE AFTER ROUND ONE OF WILDCAT INVITE
TUCSON, Ariz.-- The No. 11 Lady Vol golf squad is in fourth place after round one of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational concluded Monday afternoon. Leading the way for the Big Orange was preseason All-American Violeta Retamoza, who fired a four-under-par 67. Her efforts helped UT tally a team total of 292, which is just five strokes in back of first-place UCLA.
Retamoza's first-round marker is her lowest on the season and matches Marci Turner (Tompkinsville, Ky.) for the best ever initial round score in the program's history.
Turner continued her solid freshman campaign by shooting 74, including 36 on the back nine to sit tied for 18th. Captain Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario) matched the Kentucky native's tally and is poised to make a run. On the year, the senior's stroke average is 77.5 in round one, while lowering to 73.75 and 73.25 in rounds two and three, respectively.
Teesha Ash (Chattanooga, Tenn.), playing in just her second tournament of the season entered the clubhouse with a total of 77 and is in a stalemate with six other players for 33rd place. Golda Johansson (Lund, Sweden) ended the day with a score of 79 and is tied for 49.
Participating as an individual, Christie Reed (Coral Spring, Fla.), ended up in a 77th-place tie with a total of 86.
Round two is underway, while the final round of action is slated for an 8 a.m. MST start on Tuesday.