Women's Golf in Fifth After Day One at BIG EAST Championship
Senior Alex Carl recorded an eagle on the 17th hole.

April 21, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Cincinnati women's golf team wrapped up the first round of the BIG EAST Championship with a fifth place finish on Sun., April 21 in Orlando, Fla. The Bearcats recorded a 16-over par 304 in the opening round of play and tied with Rutgers on the leader board.

"We got off to a slow start and it was one of those days where the score could have gone bad very quickly" said head coach Janet Carl. "But the group of girls battled very hard through the round. There are several teams bunched together in the standings and over the course of the next two rounds, we will see more separation. We feel this team has the best rounds ahead of them and we are looking forward to the next couple of days."

Three Bearcats tied for 12th place after day one with a score of 75. Senior Alex Carl (Hebron, Ky./Notre Dame Academy), junior Olivia Dose (Goteborg, Sweden/Goteborg Hogre Samskola) and freshman Stefanie Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Riverview) all sit at 3-over par in the standings. Senior Maria Roos (Uppsala, Sweden/Mississippi State) scored a 7-over 79, good for a tie for 29th place and sophomore Mackenzie Moir (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy) is tied for 38th place with a score of 83.

Alex Carl is one of only three players at the championship who recorded an eagle, doing so on the par-5 17th hole. The senior also led all competitors with a 3-under in par-5 scoring.



The University of Louisville currently holds a seven-stroke lead, sitting in first place with a team total of 287, 1-under par. The University of Notre Dame, ranked No. 26 by golfstat.com, sits in second with a 294 and Seton Hall rounds out the top three with a 301.

Harin Lee of St. John's University leads the individual scorers with a 2-under 70.

All five Bearcats will tee off for round two between 8:50 and 9:30 a.m. on Mon., April 22.