Women's Golf in Action at LSU
March 13, 1998
BATON ROUGE, La. - Texas Tech junior All-America candidate Brooke Lowrance is tied for second after the first round of the LSU-Fairwood Invitational, while her 20th-ranked Red Raider team is within striking distance after Friday's action.
Lowrance's even-par 72 is tied for second with Mississippi State's Lina Thoren. The duo is two shots back from first-round leader Amanda Moltke-Leth, who shot a 2-under 70.
Memphis is in first place with a first-day total of 296. UCLA (298), Mississippi State (301), LSU (302), Alabama (303), Arkansas-Little Rock (308) and Texas Tech (309) round out the top seven scores after the first day. Four nationally ranked squads make up the 14-team field that is challenging the par 72, 5,835-yard Fairwood Country Club layout through Sunday. Seventh-ranked LSU, 19th-ranked UCLA, 24th-ranked Alabama and 26th-ranked Missouri are among the teams vying for the title. Memphis, Mississippi State, Arkansas-Little Rock and Florida State are also among the top 50 women's golf teams.
Sophomore Jamie Vannoy (78) is tied for 37th, while freshman Priscillia Hunt is tied for 41st with a 7-over 79. Sophomore Alana Soliz (80) is tied for 46th. Senior Kristin Kight struggled to an 8-over 80 to tie for 58th.
The tournament continues with Saturday's second round and wraps up on Sunday with the final round of the 54-hole event. (more)
LSU-Fairwood Invitational Texas Tech Individual Scores t2 Brooke Lowrance 72 t37 Jamie Vannoy 78 t41 Priscillia Hunt 79 t46 Alana Soliz 80 t58 Kristin Kight 82 First Round Team Totals 1 Memphis 296 2 UCLA 298 3 Mississippi State 301 4 LSU 302 5 Alabama 303 6 Arkansas-Little Rock 308 7 TEXAS TECH 309 8 Florida State 312 9 Tulane 314 10 Missouri 315 11 Southern Illinois 317 Arkansas 317 13 Mississippi 318 14 UNC Wilmington 326 15 North Texas 335