Deacons Open Spring With A Round Of 306
Feb. 11, 2013
By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeForestGolf)
PALOS VERDES, Calif. - The Wake Forest women's golf team opened the spring portion of its schedule with a round of 306 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif. The Demon Deacons are in a tie for 10th in the 16-team field.
Junior Olafia Kristinsdottir and sophomore Marissa Dodd each shot rounds of 5-over 76 to lead the Deacs. Dodd made a pair of birdies in her round while Kristinsdottir made a birdie at the par-4 17th. Both players are tied for 35th.
"Overall, it was a pretty good day," said Wake Forest head coach Dianne Dailey. "This is such a tough golf course. The greens are quick and have a lot of slope to them. We worked really hard on our short game the last month and I saw a lot of good shots around the greens today. We'll keep getting better the next couple of days and see what happens."
Sophomore Emily Wright and freshman Mariana Sims carded rounds of 6-over 77 and senior Greta Lange, who is playing as an individual this week, posted an 8-over 79. Sims countered three double-bogeys with three birdies on the day.
Fellow sophomore Allison Emrey is the fifth member of the scoring team this week but her round was disqualified on Monday.
Local favorite UCLA the team lead after the opening round with a 4-over 288. Duke and Florida are just two shots back in second place while top-ranked Southern Cal is in fourth place, 10 shots behind UCLA.
Individually, Duke's Alejandra Cangrejo was the only player in the field to break par in the first round. She made three birdies and just two bogeys to post a 1-under 70. Cangrejo has a one shot lead on seven players at even-par.
Wake Forest will be in the second wave off the back nine on Tuesday with Pepperdine and Arizona. The first tee time for the group will be 12:15 p.m. ET. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of the final two rounds.
# Indicates individual player