Women's Golf Records Second Lowest Round of Season

Oct. 10, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive round, the Kentucky women’s golf team showed marked improvement in its team score, and closed out the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships with a top-10 finish.

After improving upon their first round score by 10 strokes on Saturday, the Cats improved upon their second round score by four strokes with a 293 on Sunday. The Cats’ team score is their second lowest of the fall season.

“I am really proud of our team for how they played today,” head coach Golda Johansson Borst said. “They played with confidence and they played smart. We did a great job of staying in the present, which is something that we work on a lot.”

Sophomore Betsie Johnson continued her strong play in the fall season with an even-par 72. Johnson, who began her round on 10th hole, shot a one-over par 37 on her first nine holes. She rallied on her second nine though with a pair of birdies on par 3s to finish with a one-under par 35. Johnson was successful on par 3s throughout her tournament. With her two birdies on par 3s Sunday, Johnson finished the tournament tied for the lowest score on par 3s with a score of two-under par.

Sophomore Heather Lott also shot an even-par 72 Sunday. For the second consecutive round, Lott improved upon her previous day’s score by three strokes. Lott’s round of even par moved her into a tie for 38th place among the tournament’s 84 golfers. Her round Sunday also ties her lowest round of the fall season.

Ashleigh Albrecht and Ashlee Rose shot a two-over par 74 and three-over par 75, respectively. Senior Louise Ljungstedt shot a 10-over par 82. Megan Moir, who competed as an individual for the Cats, shot a nine-over par 81.

The Wildcats will look to build off their performance in closing the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships when they play again Nov. 5 in the Southeastern Conference/Pac-10 Challenge in Palo Alto, Calif.

“The team finished this tournament on a good note and is looking forward to the next three weeks at home to get ready for the SEC/Pac-10 Challenge in November,” Borst said.

Stay tuned to UKathletics.com for all Kentucky women’s golf news.

MERCEDES-BENZ COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Oct. 8-10, 2010
Holston Hills Country Club (Par 72 – 6,302 yards)

Final results

Betsie Johnson 70, 76, 72 – 218 (+2)
Heather Lott 78, 75, 72 – 225 (+9)
Ashleigh Albrecht 81, 72, 74 – 227 (+11)
Ashlee Rose 79, 74, 75 – 228 (+12)
Louise Ljungstedt 80, 82, 82 – 244 (+28)
*Megan Moir 80, 78, 81 – 239 (+23)
KENTUCKY 307, 297, 293 – 897 (+33)

*Competing as an individual