Kristinsdottir Tied For The Lead After Day One Of Mason Rudolph Challenge
Sept. 21, 2012
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Athletic Communications
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Wake Forest junior Olafia Kristinsdottir fired a 1-under 71 and is in a three-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the Mason Rudolph Challenge.
As a team, the Demon Deacons carded a round of 303 and are in 9th place in the 15-team field.
Kristinsdottir got off to a great start with a birdie at the opening hole. She then closed the front nine with three-straight birdies and made the turn with a two-shot lead at 3-under par. Bogeys at Nos. 11 and 13 dropped her back to 1-under and that's where she finished after five-straight pars. She is tied with Briana Mao from Virginia and Caroline Powers of Michigan State. This is the second time that Kristinsdottir has shot a 71 at the Mason Rudolph as she was also 1-under in the second round in 2010.
Sophomore Marissa Dodd played a solid round on Friday and finished with a 3-over 75. She made a double-bogey at her second hole but then played just 1-over the rest of the way. Freshman Mariana Sims had a similar round as she was 5-over through her first seven holes and finished the day with a 6-over 78. Dodd is in a tie for 18th and Sims is in a tie for 48th.
Texas shot the round of the day with a 6-over 294 and leads Arizona by four shots after the first round. Kentucky is third at 11-over and Virginia is fourth at 12-over.
The Demon Deacon are in the first wave off the front nine Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. EST. Wake is paired with Michigan State and Stanford. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of the final two rounds.