Gamecocks in Seventh at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational
Chapel Hill, N.C. – No. 17 South Carolina women’s golf played the opening round of the 2018 Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, finishing two-over-par (290) to complete the opening day in a tie for seventh place in the 18-team tournament.
“The group played steady overall today,” South Carolina head coach Kalen Anderson said. “Conditions are soft, and we have the first tee time tomorrow. The greens should be smoothest early in the day so we are hoping to get off to a fast start tomorrow. There are plenty of birdies to be had, and the team is beginning to find their stride.”
A pair of Gamecocks tied for the team’s low score of the day as junior Lois Kaye Go and sophomore Anita Uwadia sit in a tie for 14th place with matching scores of 71 (-1).
Go birdied back-to-back holes on the par-5 6thand the par-4 7thto help tie her best score this season. Uwadia matched Go’s back-to-back birdies with a pair of her own on the par-4 16thand par-5 17th. For Uwadia, her 71 is a season-best.
Ana Pelaez finished with three birdies in her opening round, good enough to equal Go and Uwadia for the team high. Pelaez’s 72 (E) is her third-straight round where she has been even or under par.
Emily Price completed her first career round with the Gamecocks with a 76 (+4) and finished in a tie for 54th. Senior Marion Veyssyre put together an identical score to Price’s, with each finishing with just one birdie.
Freshman Skylar Thompson competed as an individual during the first day of the tournament. She finished in a tie for 68th with a 77 (+5) with a pair of birdies on the par-5 6thand the par-5 17th.
South Carolina will continue play at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational tomorrow morning before finishing the third and final round on Sunday.
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TEAM STANDINGS – Through One Round
1. Duke – 271 (-17)
2. Virginia – 277 (-11)
3. Arkansas – 285 (-3)
4. Louisville – 288 (E)
T5. Furman – 289 (+1)
T5. Wake Forest – 289 (+1)
T7. South Carolina – 290 (+2)
T7. Vanderbilt – 290 (+2)
9. Michigan State – 296 (+8)
10. North Carolina – 297 (+9)
11. North Carolina State – 298 (+10)
12. Ohio State – 300 (+12)
T13. Charlotte – 301 (+13)
T13. Tulane – 301 (+13)
15. Michigan – 302 (+14)
16. Clemson – 303 (+15)
17. UNC Wilmington – 305 (+17)
18. Rollins College – 309 (+21)