Kentucky Wraps Up First Round of Central Regional
May 10, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Led by sophomore Liz Breed, the University of Kentucky women's golf team finished the first round of the Central Regional of the NCAA Championship in 21st. The Wildcats shot a 34-over-par 322 on their first day of action at the par 72, 6,264-yard Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
Southern Cal sits atop the leaderboard after day one, shooting a 10-over-par 298 on Thursday. The Trojans have little breathing room with second-place Georgia just one stroke off the lead at 11-over-par 299. Purdue finished their first day of action in third, shooting a 13-over-par 301. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame shot a 16-over-par 304 to sit in fourth while Tennessee and Auburn round out the top five in a tie at 18-over-par 306.
Shooting a 2-under-par 70, Marina Alex of Vanderbilt leads all individuals. With only one bogey, Alex recorded three birdies to earn the top spot entering the second round. Paula Reto of Purdue and Florida State's Maria Salinas finished the first round in a tie for second at 1-under-par 71.
Sinking a team-high four birdies on the day, Breed led Kentucky with a 5-over-par 77. Breed's performance on day one leaves her in a tie for 34th. Junior Heather Lott finished the first round in a tie for 56th, shooting a 7-over-par 79.
Junior Betsie Johnson finished the first round of competition in a tie for 91st. Johnson's one birdies helped her to finish the day at 10-over-par 82. Coming off an impressive SEC Championship performance, senior Ashlee Rose shot a 12-over-par 84 on her first day of competition in Columbus. Rose sunk one birdie to sit in a tie for 107th. Junior Ashleigh Albrecht finished in a tie for 114th, shooting a 14-over-par 86.
The Central Regional will continue Friday morning with Kentucky teeing off from the 10th tee box at 8:00 a.m. in 11 minute intervals. Albrecht will lead off for the Wildcats, followed by Rose, Johnson, Lott and Breed at 8:44 a.m. All times are Eastern.
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Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
Par 72 - 6,264 yards