The No. 5-ranked Georgia women’s golf team shot 17-over 301 in Friday’s opening round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, placing the Bulldogs in 12th place in the field.
“No one really got it going to get that excitement or momentum going for us today,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “You’re going to have those days when everyone doesn’t play well. Today was one of those days for us, but we have two more days to keep going. We just have to play like we know we’re capable of playing, and we’ll move up the leaderboard.”
Harang Lee led Georgia on the day with a 2-over 73. The Bulldogs other counting rounds were a 74 from Bailey Tardy, a 76 from Rinko Mitsunaga and a 78, the score signed for by both Manuela Carbajo Ré and Mary Ellen Shuman.
No. 4 Alabama grabbed the first-round lead afternoon shooting 6-under 278. The Crimson Tide owns a three-shot lead over Virginia. Between Alabama and Georgia are Virginia at 281, Vanderbilt at 282, No. 3 Arkansas at 289, North Carolina at 290, No. 10 Oklahoma State at 292, No. 21 Tennessee at 295, Auburn at 296, No. 1 Southern Cal at 297, No. 2 Duke at 299, Wake Forest at 300 and the Bulldogs at 301.
Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight, Vanderbilt’s Alexandra Farnsworth and Virginia’s Lauren Coughlin are tied about the individual leaderboard at 4-under 67. For Georgia, Lee is tied for 21st, Tardy is tied for 31, Mitsunaga is tied for 50th and Carbajo Ré and Shuman both are tied for 68th.
Play will continue through Sunday at the Long Cove, with live scoring updated on a three-hole basis at www.golfstat.com.
Friday’s First-Round Results
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Long Cove Club
Hilton Head, S.C.
Par 71, 6243 Yards
North Carolina 290
Oklahoma State 292
Southern Cal 297
Wake Forest 300
Mississippi State 303
South Carolina 303
Cheyenne Knight, Alabama 67
Alexandra Farnsworth, Vanderbilt 67
Lauren Coughlin, Virginia 67
Elizabeth Szokol, Virginia 69
Elizabeth Mallett, N. Carolina 70
Lakareber Abe, Alabama 70
Emma Talley, Alabama 70
Linnea Johansson, Oklahoma State 70
Jennifer Kupcho, Wake Forest 71
Sandy Choi, Duke 71
Janie Jackson, Alabama 71
Cindy Ha, Vanderbilt 71
Jenny Hahn, Vanderbilt 71
Maddie McCrary, Oklahoma State 71
Maria Fassi, Arkansas 71
T21. Harang Lee, Georgia 73
T31. Bailey Tardy, Georgia 74
T50. Rinko Mitsunaga, Georgia 76
T68. Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia 78
T68. Mary Ellen Shuman, Georgia 78