Emily Wright's 72 Leads Women's Golf At Cougar Classic
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Media Relations
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sophomore Emily Wright fired a career-low 72 to lead the Wake Forest women's golf team in the opening round of the season at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C.
Wright, who is tied for 20th after the opening round, had 16 pars to go along with one birdie and one bogey. She led the Deacs to an opening round of 9-over 297 which put them in 14th place in the 24-team field.
Fellow sophomores Allison Emrey and Marissa Dodd each carded rounds of 2-over 74 on the 6,219-yard Yeamans Hall layout. Emrey had two birdies in her round while Dodd also had a couple of birdies to counter a couple of double-bogeys. The duo will enter Monday's second round in a tie for 49th.
Freshman Mariana Sims made her Demon Deacon debut on Sunday and carded a round of 5-over 77. She recorded one birdie and is in a tie for 88th. Junior Olafia Kristinsdottir had a bit of a tough start as she opened with an 80.
Southern Cal posted an opening round of 3-under 285 and holds a one-shot lead over Duke, Virginia and Florida, which all shot 2-under 286. Individually, Florida's Isabelle Lendl and Auburn's Marta Sanz each opened with a round of 5-under 67 and are tied atop the leaderboard.
The Demon Deacons will be in the first wave off the tenth tee on Monday and will be paired with Florida and NC State. The first tee time is set for 7:45 a.m. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of each of the final two rounds.