Freshmen Lead Wildcats in First Round of Tiger/Wave Classic
March 12, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - Behind the efforts of three freshmen, the University of Kentucky women's golf team stands 15th with a 20-over-par 308 after Friday's first round of the Tiger/Wave Classic held at English Turn Golf and Country Club (6,132 yards, par 72).
Freshman Ashleigh Albrecht led the squad, recording a team-low 2-over-par 74. Albrecht teed off first for the Wildcats on No. 10 and finished the back nine with an even-par 36. Staying until her final hole, Albrecht double-bogied the par four No. 9 to finish the front nine two over. Albecht currently stands in a tie for 16th.
Fellow freshman Heather Lott followed close behind Albrecht with a 4-over 76. Lott recorded a 37 on the back nine and a 39 on the front. Making her spring debut, Lott enters the second round in a tie for 34th. With a 78, freshman Betsie Johnson came in as Kentucky's third leading scorer.
A 54-hole event hosted by LSU and Tulane, the Wildcats are set to play 18 holes each day. Kentucky returns to competition Saturday at 8 a.m. EST starting on the 10th hole.
At the 2009 LSU Golf Classic, Kentucky capped off a record-breaking performance with an eighth-place finish. The Cats fired an 880 (293-299-288) at the event, marking the lowest three-round total for the squad under Myra Blackwelder's direction. The third-round 288 stands as the second-best single round in school history.
Joining Kentucky at the Tiger/Wave Classic are Arkansas, Auburn, College of Charleston, Furman, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Purdue, Tennessee, TCU, Tulane, UCF, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Live stats for the Tiger/Wave Classic are available at golfstat.com. Complete information for the event is available at tulanegreenwave.com.
After the Tiger/Wave Classic, the Wildcats travel to Dove Canyon, Calif., March 29-30 for the 2010 Anteater Invitational.
Stay tuned to UKathletics.com for complete coverage of the Kentucky women's golf team and the Tiger/Wave Classic.