Georgia 11th in Lady Puerto Rico Classic



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


Team Leaderboard
Arkansas                                290
Kent State                              291
TCU                                        293
Iowa State                             293
Northwestern                       296
LSU                                        296
N.C. State                              297
Purdue                                   300
Indiana                                  301
Auburn                                   302
Georgia                                  308
GRU Augusta                        310
Michigan                                312
Iowa                                        317
Clemson                                 319


Individual Leaderboard
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


Georgia Scores
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

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