Women's Golf In 8th at Cougar Classic
HANAHAN, S.C. The No. 36-ranked NC State women’s golf team opened its 2007 fall season by shooting +6 (294) and sits in eighth place among 20 competing teams after day one at the Cougar Classic.
Among the 10 ranked teams in the field, NC State is ahead of three of those schools, including No. 21 North Carolina and No. 19 Texas A&M. Additionally, only No. 32 Florida State is ahead of the Pack among schools from the ACC. The Seminoles are one shot in front at +5.
Sophomore Emily Street led the way with a two-under 70 for the Pack. She jump started her round with an eagle at the par-5 seventh hole and birdied the next to move to -3 at the turn. She wound up giving two shots back with a pair of bogeys, but rallied with a birdie on the finishing hole for a 70 that puts her in a tie for 7th place.
Junior Lauren Doughtie is one shot in back of Street at one-under after a 71 on Sunday. She began her round with eight straight pars, before a birdie at the ninth got her into red numbers at the turn.
Doughtie sandwiched birdies at No. 12 and 14 around a bogey on the 13th. She ultimately fell back to even-par on her round, but like Street, birdied the home hole to finish at -1 in a tie for 12th.
Senior Stephanie Derrey is tied for 35th after a steady two-over 74. She ran into some trouble with a bogey on No. 4 and a double bogey on the fifth, but came back with a birdie at No. 10 and posted par the final eight holes of her round.
Freshman Julie Saleeby, in her collegiate debut, fired a seven-over 79 and is tied for 83rd. She opened with consecutive double bogeys, but got a shot back with a birdie at the par-3 third hole. She also strung together six straight pars during her round.
Sophomore Kathleen Strandberg struggled most of the day and wound up +12 (84).
Alabama and LSU hold the team lead at -2 (286), while Notre Dame is one shot back. The Pack will begin Monday’s second round only eight shots out of the lead.
Notre Dame’s Lisa Maunu leads the field after firing a six-under 66, two shots in front of College of Charleston’s Fiona Puyo and Florida State’s Whitney Wright.