Lady Vols Open SEC Tournament in a Tie for Eighth

April 19, 2013

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Tee Times | SEC Championship Central

HOOVER, Ala. -- After the first round of action at the SEC Women's Golf Championship in Hoover, Ala., the Lady Vol golf team sits in a tie for eighth with a 312 (+24) card.

"This was a really long, tough course today and we didn't get off to a good start at all," head coach Judi Pavon said. "The front nine is tougher, so we knew we had to play well on the back. I'm proud of the way we finished the last few holes to keep us in the tournament. Although we are in eighth, we are only nine shots from the lead."

Senior Sara Monberg led the way for Tennessee carding a 3-over par 75 to wrap up the day in a tie for seventh.

Senior Erica Popson and junior Chessey Thomas followed at 6-over 78 to be tied for 27th place, and sophomore AJ Newell completed UT's scores at 9-over and follows in a tie for 54th. Sophomore Daeun Song finished 10-over par 82.

"Sara came through in a big way for us today and had a solid round to lead the team," Pavon said.

Tennessee carded 11 birdies in the opening round, with Newell and Thomas each recording three.

LSU led the field with a 303 (+15). No. 2 Alabama followed in second (304), while No. 18 Georgia (306), Kentucky (306), Mississippi State (306) and South Carolina (306) sit in a tie for third. Eighth-ranked Vanderbilt (309) wrapped up the first day in seventh, while Tennessee (312) tied with Missouri (312) in eighth. No. 6 Arkansas (313) sits in 10th. No. 7 Florida (315) finished the first round in 11th, and Mississippi (317), No. 24 Texas A&M (318) and Auburn (321) rounded out the competition in the 12th through 14th spots, respectively.

The Lady Vols will tee off at 10 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET in the second round at Greystone Golf and Country Club and will be paired with Missouri and Vanderbilt. Fans can follow the team on

TEAM STANDINGS (Through One Round)
1. LSU 303 (+15)
2. Alabama 304 (+16)
T3. Georgia 306 (+18)
T3. Kentucky 306 (+18)
T3. Mississippi State 306 (+18))
T3. South Carolina 306 (+18)
7. Vanderbilt 309 (+21)
T8. TENNESSEE 312 (+24)
T8. Missouri 312 (+24)
10. Arkansas 313 (+25)
11. Florida 315 (+27)
12. Mississippi 317 (+29)
13. Texas A&M 318 (+30)
14. Auburn 321 (+33)
T1. Sarah Harris, Kentucky 73 (+1)
T1. Stani Schiavone, Mississippi 73 (+1)
T3. Justine Dreher, South Carolina 74 (+2)
T3. Lindsay Gahm, LSU 74 (+2)
T3. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 74 (+2)
T3. Ali Lucas, LSU 74 (+2)
UT SCORES (Through One Round)
T7. Sara Monberg 75 (+3)
T27. Erica Popson 78 (+6)
T27. Chessey Thomas 78 (+6)
T54. AJ Newell 81 (+9)
T60. Daeun Song 82 (+10)





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