April 11, 2005
Deland, FL - The Florida Atlantic women's golf team entered the Atlantic Sun Championship expecting to compete, and they met expectations in the first round Monday, finishing just ten shots behind tournament leader Georgia State. The Owls shot an opening-round 316, good for fifth place out of eleven teams.
FAU was paced again by freshman June Bolme, who shot a blistering 36 on the front nine before finishing the day with a 77. Her score put her in a tie for ninth place among all individuals, but she wasn't alone at the top of the leader-board. Sophomore Sandi MacDougall finished just one stroke behind Bolme with a 78, while senior Jessica Carafiello finished just one stroke behind MacDougall with a 79. MacDougall enters the second round tied for eleventh and Carafiello is tied for 15th.
The other two FAU golfers in the competition didn't finish far off the pace either. Freshman Anna-Claire Daniels shot an 82 (t26th) and junior Kendell Kirby shot an 83 (t32nd).
The Owls resume competition Tuesday in the second round of the championship.
1. Georgia State 306
2. Campbell 308
3. UCF 310
4. Troy 315
5. Florida Atlantic 316
t6. Stetson 320
t6. Mercer 320
t8. Belmont 332
t8. Gardner-Webb 332
10. Lipscomb 341
11. Jacksonville 356
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