April 6, 2007
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. - The 10th-ranked Lady Vol golfers registered a team score of 305 after the first round of the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C. Tennessee is in ninth place in the field of 18, five of which are ranked in the top 10 by Golfstat. Purdue is leading with a two-over-par 290 total.
Junior Marci Turner is heading the Lady Vols with a one-over-par 73 after day one. The Tompkinsville, Ky., product birdied the first hole, No. 3, and was even until she bogied the last. She is currently in a tie for 12th. Sophomore Nicole Smith, who tied for sixth in the 2006 Bryan National Collegiate, posted a t29th-place 75. Freshmen Angela Oh and Diana Cantú are tied for 51st and 74th with scores of 78 and 81, respectively. The lone senior, Holly Cantwell, tied for 60th after 18 holes with a 79 total.
"Marci played solid golf today," Lady Vol Head Golf Coach Judi Pavon said. "We are frustrated with the play of the team and are hoping for a better day tomorrow."
The Lady Vols will try and maintain their streak of top-eight finishes when the tournament concludes on Sunday at the Bryan Park Golf Course. The team has finished in the top-eight in each tournament they competed in this year. In its last two tournaments, the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational and LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic, UT placed fourth.
The second round was originally scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, but was moved to 11 a.m., due to the cold weather in Browns Summit, N.C. Sunday's play will also begin at 11 a.m. Both rounds will follow a shotgun format.
|2007 Bryan National Collegiate Field after Round One|
|17.||North Carolina St.||314|