Kristinsdottir Continues Strong Play, Leads Deacons on Day One Of ACC Championship
April 13, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest sophomore Olafia Kristinsdottir shot a 1-under 70 to pace the Demon Deacons in the opening round of the 2012 ACC Women's Golf Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club on Friday.
Kristinsdottir is in a tie for second place and trails first round leader Alejandra Cangrejo of Duke by one shot. Her round of 1-under 70 is just the fourth under-par round of her career and the second in the last two weeks. She also opened the Bryan National Collegiate last weekend with a round of 1-under 71. Kristinsdottir made a total of three birdies in her round.
As a team, the Demon Deacons opened with a round of 14-over 298 and are in third place in the nine-team field. Duke shot a remarkable 4-under 280 on Friday and leads North Carolina by 10 shots.
Wake Forest freshman Marissa Dodd battled all day and finished with a solid round of 2-over 73. She opened with a pair of bogeys on the front side to turn in 2-over par. After hitting her second shot in the water on the par-5 15th, Dodd recovered and made a great par to remain 2-over with three holes to player. She would then bogey Nos. 16 and 17 to slip to 4-over but a chip-in eagle at the closing hole gave her a 73. That was the only eagle of the day by any player. Dodd will start the second round in a tie for ninth.
Senior Cheyenne Woods, who is the defending champion this week, opened with a 5-over 76. She made a pair of birdies in her round and will start Saturday in a tie for 19th.
Junior Greta Lange and freshman Allison Emrey each carded rounds of 8-over 79 to round out the Deacons scorers. Emrey's only birdie of the day came at the closing 18th while Lange made a nice birdie at the par-5 15th. Both players are tied for 38th.
The Demon Deacons will be in the final wave on Saturday with Duke and North Carolina. Emrey will be in the first group of the wave at 10:10 a.m. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of the final two rounds and there will also be live video coverage each of the last two days beginning at 1:30 p.m. on TheACC.com.