Lady Braves 3rd After Opening Round At PBC Championships
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Shauna Walor turned in her best round of the spring season to pace the UNCP women's golf team to a third-place standing after the first round of the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Championship at the par-71, 5,849-yard Lakeview Course at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., on Monday afternoon.
Armstrong Atlantic's Kristen Sammarco shot a 6-under-par 65 to cement herself atop the individual leaderboard and give the Pirates a share of the first-round lead with 24th-ranked Flagler who was led by a 1-over-par performance from Elin Karlsson. The Lady Braves are two strokes off the pace in third place, while Lander and Columbus State are eight and 10 strokes back of Armstrong, respectively.
Walor carded a first-round 74 – her lowest round since mid-October – and sits tied for third at the event, while PBC Player of the Year Meghan Moore is tied for sixth after booking a 75 on Monday. Kelly Sumner tallied her best round (77) of the spring as well and is tied for 10th heading into Tuesday, while Jenn Crow is tied for 17th after an opening-round 80 – her best 18-hole score since mid-September. Abby Shipley is tied for 33rd after an opening-round 87.
First team all-conference selection Dana Watkins was a late scratch from the tournament due to injury.
The 2012 PBC Women's Golf Championships will conclude with the second and final round on Tuesday at Callaway Gardens. Tee times are set to begin at 9 a.m.
T1.No. 24 Flagler 304 +20
T1. Armstrong Atlantic 304 +20
3. No. 11 UNC Pembroke 306 +22
4. Lander 312 +28
5. Columbus State 314 +30
6. North Georgia 327 +43
7. Montevallo 328 +44
T3.Shauna Walor 74 +3
T6. Meghan Moore 75 +4
T10. Kelly Sumner 77 +6
T17. Jenn Crow 80 +9
T33. Abby Shipley 87 +16