Oct. 3, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
Head Coach Judi Pavon's golf squad opened up the 2003 Franklin Street Partners Lady Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., in seventh place with a 307 during the first round of play. Duke toyed with the course as the Blue Devils vaulted into a 12-shot lead over second-place Florida with a nine-under 279. Remarkably, all four Duke golfers that counted carded even-par rounds or better. Leading the way individually was Elizabeth Janangelo of Duke with a six-under 66.
A trio of orange-clad golfers paced UT's scoring effort as team captain Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) and seniors Mary Jan Fernandez (Henderson, Nev.) and Tai Perry (Unionville, Pa.) each fired four-over 76 totals to finish in a tie for 18th place. Junior Teesha Ash (Chattanooga, Tenn.) rounded out Tennessee's scoring with a seven-over 79 to tie for 33rd place.
Unfortunately for the Big Orange, its final fivesome member, sophomore Violeta Retamoza (Aguascalientes, Mexico), was forced to withdraw from the competition at the turn due to injury.
UT continues the Franklin Street Partners Invitational tomorrow, before concluding the invitational Sunday with a shotgun start at approximately 9:15 a.m. ET
Franklin Street Partners Lady Tar Heel Invitational
At Finley Golf Course (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
|9.||North Carolina State||317|
|Top Scorer (field=45):|
|1||Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke||66|
|T18.||Mary Jan Fernandez||76|