Women's Golf Leads the Field After First Round of Las Vegas Collegiate Showcase

Daphne Parker

Daphne Parker

Oct. 26, 2009

Las Vegan, Nev. - The 19th-ranked Louisville women's golf team is currently in first place after one round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showcase. The Cardinals battled back from a slow start on the front nine to finish first after one round. Louisville made the turn in 11th place but took the top spot after shooting 283 to finish the day at five under par.

Arizona and UC Davis are tied for second with a score of 284 while Kent State is fourth with a score of 285.

Senior Daphne Parker led the Cardinals from the start. She made the turn at two under after making two birdies. She finished the day with a score of 70 and is currently tied at seventh. Alice Kim of UC Davis and Kelli Shean of Arkansas lead the field with a score of 67.

Three Cardinals are tied at 12th after shooting a 71 in the first round. Juniors Laura Anderson and Sara-Maude Juneau along with freshman Anna-Karin Ljungstrom finished the day at one under par. Anderson made the turn at even par. She finished with two birdies and a bogey on the back nine to finish the day at one under par.

Juneau struggled early on the course, making the turn at two over par after taking a triple bogey on the ninth hole. Juneau bounced back with a birdie on the next hole finishing the back nine with four birdies.

Ljungstrom finished her first round under par this season. She made the turn at three over par, finishing the ninth hole with a double bogey. Ljunstrom was impressive on the back nine, finishing with four birdies.

Sophomore Maria Castellanos shot a 79 in the first round and is currently tied at 83rd. The Cardinals will continue play Tuesday morning with an 8:50 tee time. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.



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