Mustangs Suffer Uncharacteristic Tough Day
LUBBOCK (SMU) Ė Following a one-hour fog delay Thursday morning, the SMU womenís golf team suffered an uncharacteristic tough day, carding a team 22-over 310 to stand in 19th place at the 2005 NCAA Division I Womenís Golf Central Regional at the par-72, 6,328-yard Rawls Course.
None of the Mustang golfers had a particularly good day, with the best outing being posted by freshman Lacey Jones, who shot 4-over 76 and is tied for 50th. Kristina Rothengatter and Jennifer Ackerson both carded 77s and are tied for 65th. First-team All-WAC selection Laura Cross fired an 8-over 80 and is tied for 92nd. Ashley Deatherageís 86 placed her 102nd.
Texas leads the event at 290 and Missouri and New Mexico trail the Longhorns by one stroke each in a second-place tie. Texas A&M and Auburn are three and four strokes off of the lead, respectively, in fourth and fifth place. Purdue is in sixth place, followed by Arizona State in seventh and LSU and Tulsa tied in eighth. TCU and Michigan State are tied and round out the top 10. The tournament host, Texas Tech, and Michigan are tied in 13th place, one spot behind 12th-place Arkansas. Baylor, Kent State and Wake Forest are tied in 15th place, while Notre Dame, SMU and South Florida complete the top 20. Long Island University is in 21st place.
Auburnís Diana Ramage fired a 4-under par 68 to lead the field, followed by Texasís Lisa Ferrero and Texas A&Mís Christa Spedding two shots back in second. New Mexicoís Christine Fernandez, Missouriís Maria Ohlsson and Purdueís Whitney Frykman and Onnarin Sattayabanphot are tied in fourth place after shooting 1-under 71s.
Second-round action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Friday morning.