Women's Golf Fifth After First Round in New Mexico

Oct. 7, 2013

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s golf team is just seven strokes back of first place after the opening round of the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State.

The Bearcats 297 team score marks the second straight sub-300 round for the Bearcats dating back to the school-record 284 to close out the Old Waverly Classic. UC is just seven strokes back of leader UC Irvine, who posted a 290 during the opening day. Portland State (291), Nevada (293), Cal State Fullerton (293) and Cincinnati (297) made up the top five.

“I’m happy with our position in the field, but we gave a few shots away on the final holes,” stated head coach Janet Carl. “I’m also pleased with the senior leadership on the team. They are doing a great job reiterating the coaches’ message on how to manage the course.”

Olivia Dose (Goteborg, Sweden/Goteborg Hogre Samskola) is the top UC golfer after the first round, sitting in seventh place with a score of 71. Andrea Malek (Tibro, Sweden/Klippans Gymnasieskola) is 16th with a 74 while Stefanie Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Riverview High School) is 24th with a 75. Valentina Herrera’s (Bogota, Columbia) 77 and Ashley Cassidy’s (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks) 82 rounded out UC’s scoring team.

“We’ll need to go out tomorrow and put together another solid performance to move up the leaderboard,” noted Carl.

The Bearcats will continue action with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun for Tuesday’s second round.