Cats Close out Day One of Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

April 1, 2011

Liz Murphey First Round Individual Scores Get Acrobat Reader

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky women's golf team completed its first round at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on Friday with sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht leading the way with a first-round 3-over par 75 to close out day one in a tie for 20th place.

Held at the University of Georgia Golf Course (par 72, 6,335 yards), Albrecht parred 14 holes on her round and birdied the par 5 seventh hole.

Freshman Liz Breed carded an 8-over par 80, sophomore Heather Lott and junior Ashlee Rose each finished with 9-over par 81s, and sophomore Betsie Johnson shot an 85.

"Unfortunately, we got off to a rough start today," UK head coach Golda Johansson Borst said. "The day started out tense and the team played timid golf. We knew this format would be different and that it would take a few holes to get comfortable. We are disappointed in how we played today but we finished on a positive note and we will carry this attitude over to tomorrow."

The best-ball format used at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic counts each team's low score from each hole during the round, not the low four total scores of the day. All five players from each team play together, as opposed to seeded players from three or four teams playing together. The individual champion will still be determined as the player with the best relation-to-par score over the 54 holes played this weekend.

The Wildcats are scheduled to begin their round from the 17th tee on Saturday morning at 9:30 ET.

Go to UKathletics.com for live results of Kentucky's second round tomorrow and for all Kentucky women's golf news.

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

First round
Ashleigh Albrecht 75 - 75 (+3)
Liz Breed 80 - 80 (+8)
Heather Lott 81 - 81 (+9)
Ashlee Rose 81 - 81 (+9)
Betsie Johnson 85 - 85 (+13)
KENTUCKY 307 - 307 (+19)