March 28, 2014
Playing against 13 nationally ranked programs, UT is tied for 12th place after a first round total of 303 (+15) at the Bryan Park Champions Course.
Junior Mason Chen led the way for the Lady Vols shooting a one over par 73 on the course putting her in a tie for 10th place after the first round of action. Fellow junior Daeun Song completed the round shooting a 76 (+4) on the day for a tie for 34th place.
"I fought hard today," said Chen, "but I need to play smarter tomorrow. I need to improve my tee offs and lay up shots and get a lower score on day two."
The Lady Vols have had a history of success at the Bryan National Collegiate. Tennessee has thirteen appearances in the tournament (1998, 2001-Present). The Lady Vols had their best finish in 2012 when they tied for first with Duke.
Back in 2011, Erica Popson won the individual championship with a total score of 220 (+4). Popson was quoted as saying, "Somebody had to win, and I figured I might as well step up."
In addition, Tennessee Lady Vol great Young-A Yang holds the single round tournament record of 65.
Tennessee will begin its second round with a shotgun at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday morning.
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|TEAM SCORES (Through One Round)|
|2.||Michigan State||294 (+6)|
|3.||Florida State||295 (+7)|
|T-5.||Penn State||300 (+12)|
|T-8.||North Carolina||302 (+14)|
|T-8.||South Carolina||302 (+14)|
|T-8.||Ohio State||302 (+14)|
|T-12.||NC State||303 (+15)|
|T-14.||Wake Forest||305 (+17)|
|17.||College of Charleston||316 (+28)|
|INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Through One Round)|
|T-1.||Laetitia Beck, Duke||70 (-2)|
|T-1.||Kelly Grassel, Michigan State||70 (-2)|
|T-1.||Portland Rosen, Virginia||70 (-2)|
|UT SCORES (Through One Round)|
|T-10.||Mason Chen||73 (+1)|
|T-34.||Daeun Song||76 (+4)|
|T-55.||Lucia Polo||77 (+5)|
|T-55.||Hannah Pietila||77 (+5)|
|T-64.||Chessey Thomas||78 (+6)|