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    No. 8 Women's Golf In The Lead After Day 1 At Liz Murphey

    Oct. 5, 2012

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    ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 8 Auburn women's golf team took the lead Friday after the first round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., with a 1-under-par 287. Juniors Marta Sanz and Diana Fernandez carded the low rounds for the Tigers with 1-under 71s.

    Hosted by Georgia, the 41st annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic is a 54-hole tournament played at the par-72, 6,335 University of Georgia Golf Course. The three-day tournament features 14 teams ranked in the GolfWorld/WGCA top 25 rankings.

    "It was a very good start today and a total team effort," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "It was great to see us start so well, but it is just the first round, we have two more to go here and this is a very tough field."

    Juniors Marta Sanz and Diana Fernandez ended the day tied for sixth with 1-under 71s, followed by sophomore Victoria Trapani tied for 11th at even-par 72. Senior Carlie Yadloczky ended tied for 14th with a 1-over 73 while sophomore Nicole Quinn finished tied for 54th with a 5-over 77.

    "It really was a total team effort, everyone stepped up and contributed today," said Evans. "We are going to enjoy this, but we have to re-focus now and finish this thing out."

    Auburn has the lead with a 1-under 287, seven strokes ahead of UCLA at 6-over 294. Southern California and Denver share a tie for third with 7-over 295s while Georgia and Alabama are tied for fifth with 8-over 296s.

    Individually, UCLA's Erynne Lee is in the lead with a 4-under 68, followed by Georgia's Collins Bradshaw and Denver's Tonje Daffinrud in a tie for second with 3-under 69s. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow and Virginia's Brittany Altomare are tied for fourth with 2-under 70s. A sixth-place tie at 71 is held among Auburn's Marta Sanz and Diana Fernandez, Southern California's Sophia Popov, Alabama's Hannah Collier and Purdue's Paula Reto.

    Play will continue at 7 a.m. CT, Saturday with tee times from the Nos. 1 and 10 tees. Auburn will go off in the final groups, teeing off from 8:40 - 9:20 a.m. CT, off the No. 1 tee. The Tigers will play alongside UCLA and Southern California. Fans can follow along with live stats at www.GolfStat.com

    ATHENS, Ga. -- First-round results from the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic hosted by the University of Georgia at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,335.

    TEAM RESULTS
    1 - Auburn - 287--287 (-1)
    2 - UCLA - 294--294 (+6)
    T3 - Southern Cal - 295--295 (+7)
    T3 - Denver - 295--295 (+7)
    T5 - Georgia - 296--296 (+8)
    T5 - Alabama - 296--296 (+8)
    T7 - North Carolina - 297--297 (+9)
    T7 - Vanderbilt - 297--297 (+9)
    9 - Virginia - 298--298 (+10)
    T10 - Oklahoma - 299--299 (+11)
    T10 - Texas A&M - 299--299 (+11)
    T12 - Tulane - 300--300 (+12)
    T12 - Purdue - 300--300 (+12)
    T14 - Tennessee - 302--302 (+14)
    T14 - Duke - 302--302 (+14)
    T16 - South Carolina - 305--305 (+17)
    T16 - LSU - 305--305 (+17)
    18 - California - 306--306 (+18)

    INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
    T6 - Diana Fernandez - 71--71 (-1)
    T6 - Marta Sanz - 71--71 (-1)
    T11 - Victoria Trapani - 72--72 (E)
    T14 - Carlie Yadloczky - 73--73 (+1)
    T54 - Nicole Quinn - 77--77 (+5)