Women's Golf in Fourth Place after Day One of

Sept. 8, 2014

BRYAN, Texas - The 30th-ranked (Golfweek) University of Kentucky women's golf team sits in fourth place following the first day of the 2014 "MO"Morial Invitational. Sophomore Haley Mills carded a 71 on the opening day and currently holds second place after 18 holes.

"I think overall we played with a good attitude today and created a lot of opportunities," head coach Golda Johansson Borst said. "We still need to do a better job of capitalizing on those but we finished strong and I know this group has more in them as we head into the next two days."

Mills shot a one-under 71 and is tied for second, only two strokes behind the leader, Kayla Jones (Florida State), who shot a 69. The Tyler, Texas, native recorded three birdies on the day, including two on the back nine.

Junior Cylia Damerau regrouped after three bogeys through the first 10 holes, including a double-bogey on the ninth, to close out the round with six pars and a birdie and finish three-over 75 in a tie for 16th. Sophomore Ale Walker also recorded a three-over 75 on Monday. After posting four bogeys through her first 12 holes, Walker strung together five-straight pars and a birdie on 18 to finish the round strong.

Sophomore Megan Kinney and freshman Grace Rose each recorded five-over par 77s in the first round. Both players are tied at 34th.

As a team, UK posted a 298 score and sits two strokes behind Florida State for third place. The 17th-ranked Auburn Tigers carded a 291 team score to open the tournament in first place.

UK returns to the course on Tuesday for day two of the three-day tournament with the final round set for Wednesday. For live scoring of the event please visit www.birdiefire.com.

For more information on the University of Kentucky women's golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on Twitter @UKWomensGolf.

Traditions Club
Bryan, Texas
Sept. 8-10
Par: 72 (36-36)
Yardage: 6,158

First Round Results
T2. Haley Mills: 71 (-1)
T16. Cylia Damerau: 75 (+3)
T16. Ale Walker: 75 (+3)
T34. Megan Kinney: 77 (+5)
T34. Grace Rose: 77 (+5)
4. Kentucky: 298 (+10)