Sept. 20, 2004
The No. 12/15- ranked (Golf World/Golfweek) Lady Volunteers sit in 11th place after the conclusion of round one of the NCAA Fall Preview Monday evening. UT had a team total of 296, sitting just two strokes back of seventh-place Arizona. Freshman Marci Turner (Tompkinsville, Ky.) continued her strong play from the Cougar Classic leading the way for UT with a one over-par round of 72 and sits in a tie 16th place.
"We had some solid rounds out there today," Lady Vol Head Coach Judi Pavon said. "We were really close to a great day, just missed some birdies, but we didn't make a lot of mistakes either."
Turner's round ties as the fifth-best ever in UT history in the opening round of an event by a freshman. Junior Golda Johansson (Lund, Sweden.) provided solid play behind her teammate as she turned in a round of 73. It was the second-lowest ever opening round for the Sweden native. Preseason All-American Violeta Retamoza (Aguascalientes, Mexico) also fired a 73 en route to finishing in a tie for 22nd place with several other players. Freshman Christie Reed (Coral Spring, Fla.) played her first-career round of golf for the Big Orange recording a score of 78. Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario) carded a score of 80.
Round two of the prestigious event, which features the top programs across the nation, is slated to begin at 8 a.m. PDT on Tuesday. Monday's first-round action was delayed until the afternoon due to a frost.