The Georgia women’s golf team carded an 18-over 306 in Sunday’s opening round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at Wyndham Rio Mar Resort and Country Club, placing the Bulldogs 11th in the team field.
Junior Manuela Carbajo Ré paced Georgia with a 1-over 73, while the Bulldogs also counted a pair of 76s from Amira Alexander and Harang Lee and an 81 from Isabella Skinner.
“We were one score away from a pretty good day,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “We have to remember that 72 or 73 is a really good score. We’ll look to build on the positives of today and improve tomorrow.”
In the individual field, Carbajo Ré is tied for 13th, Alexander and Lee are tied for 38th, Skinner is tied for 67th and Rocio Sanchez Lobato, who shot 82, is tied 75th.
“I was pleased that Manuela was able to continue her good play coming off her win at the Lady Bulldog Individual last weekend,” Brewer said. “I was proud of Amira today, too. She wasn’t hitting it well by her standards, but she gutted it out and found a way to give us a very solid score.”
No. 4 Arkansas and Iowa State’s Chonlada Chayanun grabbed the first-round team and individual leads. The Razorbacks fired a 2-over 290, a shot better than Kent State. Chayanun’s 6-under gave her a three-stroke edge over Gaby Lopez of Arkansas.
Play will continue through Tuesday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. ET on Monday and a 7 a.m. opening on Tuesday. Live scoring is being updated on a three-hole basis at www.birdiefire.com.
Lady Puerto Rico Classic
Wyndham Rio Mar Resort & Country Club
Rio Mar, Puerto Rico
Par 72; 6203 Yards
Sunday’s First-Round Standings
Kent State 291
Iowa State 293
N.C. State 297
GRU Augusta 310
Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State 66
Gaby Lopez, Arkansas 69
Kelly McGovern, TCU 70
Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State 70
Madelene Sagstrom, LSU 71
Rachel Taylor, N.C. State 71
Elise Bradley, LSU 71
Hannah Kim, Northwestern 72
August Kim, Purdue 72
K. Maxoutopoulis, TCU 72
Summer Roachell, Arkansas 72
Natalie Goodson, Kent State 72
T13. Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia 73
T38. Amira Alexander, Georgia 76
T38. Harang Lee, Georgia 76
T67. Isabella Skinner, Georgia 81
75. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 82