May 7, 2009


Courtesy of Georgia and East Carolina Press Releases

Gainesville, Fla. – The East Carolina women’s golf team recorded a three-over-par 283 to finish in first-place after round one of the NCAA East Regional at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla. All-C-USA first-team selection Abby Bools tied teammate and All-C-USA second teamer Ana Maria Puche with a two-under par 68 to lead the field of 108 golfers in first place.

Tulane, the 2009 C-USA Champions, are tied for seventh in the 21-team field. Sophomore transfer Janine Fellows leads the Green Wave with an even-par 70. Fellows is tied for 11th-place and was also named to the C-USA second team last month. Linn Gustaffson who was named the 2009 C-USA Golfer and Newcomer of the Year finished tied for 14th with a one-over-par 71 for Tulane.

Also representing C-USA at the competition are the UCF Knights who are led by All-C-USA second team selection Stephanie Connelly. Connelly finish tied for 19th-place and fired a three-over-par 73 after 18-holes.

A total of 16 top-50 squads are participating in the three-day event including six teams who finished in the Top-25 at the NCAA Championship a year ago. Competition will resume on Friday, May 8 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course with a morning tee time of 7:30 EDT. For live coverage of the competition, visit:

The 54-hole event continues with rounds on Friday and Saturday. The top eight teams and the top two individual finishers who are not members of those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships on May 19-22 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mill, Md.

The tee times will flip on Friday, with the lower nine seeds playing in the morning and top dozen seeds beginning in the afternoon. The Bulldogs will play with Tennessee and Vanderbilt, teeing off in waves starting at 11:50 a.m.

Live scoring for the tournament is being updated on a three-hole basis at

NCAA Division I Women's East Regional
May 7-9
Mark Bostick Golf Course
Gainesville, Fla.
Par 70; 6023 Yards

Friday's First-Round Results from the morning wave

Team Leaderboard
ECU                               283
Alabama                           284
Vanderbilt                        286
Denver                            287
Virginia                          290
North Carolina                    291
Tulane                            292
Tennessee                         292
Georgia                           297
Duke                              298
Coastal Carolina                  301
College of Charleston             302
Auburn                            304
Florida                           305
Furman                            305
Florida State                     307
Ole Miss                          307
South Carolina                    308
UCF                               309
Stetson                           309
Jackson State                     324

Individual Leaderboard
Abby Bools, ECU                    68
Ana Maria Puche, ECU               68
Marina Alex, Vanderbilt            69
Katie Kempter, Denver              69
Camilla Lennarth, Alabama          69
Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee        69
Andrea Messer, Vanderbilt          69
Catherine O'Donnell, N. Carolina   69
Stephanie Sherlock, Denver         69
Susannah Aboff, Princeton          70
Janine Fellows, Tulane             70
Brooke Pancake, Alabama            70
Jessica Vincent, Coastal Carolina  70

Georgia Scores
T23. Carolina Andrade              73
T23. Tess Fordham                  73
T40. Mallory Hetzel                75
T51. Marta Silva Zamora            76
T98. Leigh Crosby                  82