2009 NCAA Golf Championships - Day One

Belles Start Strong at NCAA Championships

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The Saint Mary's College golf team is currently tied for fifth place with a 322 after the first of four days of competition at the NCAA Division III women's golf championships. The Belles entered the tournament as the 17th ranked team in the Championships.

Leading the 21-team field so far is the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a 312. Top-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point and fourth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus currently share fifth place with Saint Mary's.

The Belles were led by sophomore Emily Gore's five-over-par 77, which currently puts her in a tie for ninth place overall in the field of 111 golfers. Two strokes behind with a 79 was Mary Kate Boyce, who is tied for 19th.

Rosie O'Connor was the next finisher for the Belles with an 82 for a share of 41st place. Freshman Natalie Matuszak finished just two strokes behind O'Connor with an 84 and is tied for 54th place. Senior Meredith Fantom shot a 92 in the first round for Saint Mary's as the Belles' fifth golfer.

The Belles will begin round two tomorrow at the Wanamaker Course of the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie at noon. To follow live results of the Championships, please visit www.golfstat.com.

 

Day One Results and Standings

Current
Position
Team Scoring Total
score
to par
1
10 *** Wisconsin-Eau Claire
+24 312
2
14 *** St. Lawrence Univ.
+30 318
T3
2 *** Methodist University
+33 321
T3
13 *** DePauw University
+33 321
T5
4 *** Gustavus Adolphus
+34 322
T5
1 *** Wisconsin-Stevens Pt
+34 322
T5
25 *** St. Marys College(IN)
+34 322
8
9 *** Illinois Wesleyan
+35 323
T9
8 *** Olivet College
+38 326
T9
5 *** Middlebury
+38 326
T11
7 *** Otterbein College
+39 327
T11
3 *** Southwestern Univ.
+39 327
13
22 *** Wartburg College
+41 329
14
12 *** Allegheny
+47 335
15
6 *** Amherst College
+49 337
16
11 *** St. Thomas, U. of
+50 338
17
16 *** Wheaton College
+55 343
18
33 *** Texas @ Tyler
+56 344
19
40 *** Puget Sound, Univ of
+62 350
20
  Illinois College
+67 355
21
44 *** Transylvania U.
+69 357