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Lady Vols In T-5th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Junior Chessey Thomas

Junior Chessey Thomas

March 8, 2013

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Tee Times


HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- After the first round of action at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, the Lady Vols are in a tie for fifth at 13-over par 297 with Alabama and Arizona State. 

"Today wasn't our best, but everyone hung in there and we finished pretty well the last couple holes," head coach Judi Pavon said. "This is a tough course and we had some wind on the front nine to contend with."

Leading the way for Tennessee was newcomer Daeun Song who at 2-over 73 to sit in a tie for eighth individually. She is five strokes off Arkansas' Emma Lavy's lead (-3).

"Daeun played very well today," Pavon said. "She has had two good weeks of practice since the last tournament and played with some confidence today."

Senior Erica Popson and junior Chessey Thomas followed song in a tie for 18th as they each wrapped up the first 18 holes at 3-over. Song and Thomas carded three birdies apiece.

Sophomore AJ Newell sits in a tie for 34th at 5-over par 76, while senior Sara Monberg shot 16-over.

Sophomore Mason Chen, who is competing as an individual, finished the day at 9-over par 80 in a tie for 57th.

No. 8 Arkansas is atop the team standings at 9-over 293 followed by No. 3 North Carolina and No. 35 LSU who are knotted in a tie for second at 11-over. No. 11 Vanderbilt (+12) is in fourth. Trailing Tennessee (+13), Alabama (+13) and Arizona State (+13) is UCF (+14) in eighth, followed by No. 19 Virginia (+17) and Wake Forest (+20) in ninth and 10th, respectively. No. 14 Georgia (+24), TCU (+27), Furman (+29), South Carolina (+30) and Auburn (+31) round out the field.

The Lady Vols will begin second-round action off the first tee at 9:15 a.m. ET Saturday. You can follow live stats here.

TEAM SCORES (Through One Round)
1. Arkansas 293 (+9)
T2. North Carolina 295 (+11)
T2. LSU 295 (+11)
4. Vanderbilt 296 (+12)
T5. TENNESSEE 297 (+13)
T5. Alabama 297 (+13)
T5. Arizona State 297 (+13)
8. UCF 298 (+14)
9. Virginia 301 (+17)
10. Wake Forest 304 (+20)
11. Georgia 308 (+24)
12. TCU 311 (+27)
13. Furman 313 (+29)
14. South Carolina 314 (+30)
15. Auburn 315 (+31)
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Through One Round)
1. Emma Lavy, Arkansas 68 (-3)
T2. Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas 71 (E)
T2. Casey Grice, North Carolina 71 (E)
T2. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU 71 (E)
T5. Mariana Sims, Wake Forest 72 (+1)
T5. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 72 (+1)
T5. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State 72 (+1)
T8. Daeun Song, Tennessee 73 (+2)
T8. Daniela Lendl, Alabama 73 (+2)
T8. Paola Robles, UCF 73 (+2)
T8. Elizabeth Mallett, North Carolina 73 (+2)
T8. Dani Ordonez, Arizona State 73 (+2)
T8. Laura Wearn, Furman 73 (+2)
T8. Alexandra Bonetti, TCU 73 (+2)
T8. Manuela Carbajo Re, Georgia 73 (+2)
T8. Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt 73 (+2)
T8. Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt 73 (+2)
UT SCORES (Through One Round)
T8. Daeun Song 73 (+2)
T18. Erica Popson 74 (+3)
T18. Chessey Thomas 74 (+3)
T34. AJ Newell 76 (+5)
T78. Sara Monberg 87 (+16)
T57. Mason Chen 80 (+9)

 

 

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