Wildcats Tied For Eighth After Day One of NCAA Women's Golf East Regional

May 8, 2003

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The University of Arizona women's golf team posted a team total of 19-over-par 303 Thursday in round one of the NCAA Women's Golf East Regional tournament. The Wildcats are tied for eighth place with two rounds remaining in the tournament.

Duke holds the lead after it shot 4-over-par 288 at the par-71 Salem Glen Country Club. Florida State is in second, while Georgia, Vanderbilt and Auburn round out the top five. Furman's Brandi Jackson and South Carolina's Kristy McPherson are in first place individually at 3-under-par 68.

Freshman Erica Blasberg leads the way for the Wildcats as she shot 2-over-par 73 and is tied for 14th place with 36 holes remaining. Senior Anne Lee of Northridge, Calif., carded a 3-over-par 74 to position herself in 24th place.

The remaining members of Arizona's lineup are among nine golfers tied for 62nd place. Laura Myerscough, Miriam Kraschinski and Cassandra Kirkland each shot 7-over-par 78 Thursday.

The tournament continues with 18 holes on both Friday and Saturday. Tee-times are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. EDT. The top eight finishers in the NCAA East Regional qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Place	School	Score1.	Duke	288 (+4)2.	Florida State	290 (+6)3.	Georgia	294 (+10)4.	Vanderbilt	295 (+11)5.	Auburn	298 (+14)T8.	ARIZONA	303 (+19)

Place Name, School ScoresT1. Brandi Jackson, Furman 68 (-3)T1. Kristy McPherson, South Carolina 68 (-3)3. Meaghan Francells, North Carolina 69 (-2)T4. Margaret Mitchell, East Carolina 70 (-1)T4. Celeste Troche, Auburn 70 (-1)

Place Arizona Golfer ScoreT14. Erica Blasberg 73 (+2)T24. Anne Lee 74 (+3)T62. Laura Myerscough 78 (+7)T62. Cassandra Kirkland 78 (+7)T62. Miriam Kraschinski 78 (+7)

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