Tomimbang Leads UCF Efforts At Mercedes-Benz Colle

Oct. 12, 2007

Knoxville, Tenn. ( - UCF women's golfer Mayule Tomimbang (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway) led the Knights with a 74 (+3) on Friday during first round action at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships. Tomimbang, who shared the team lead with two birdies in her round, is tied for 34th after completing her first round of competition for UCF this season.

Freshman Katie Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn./Minnehaha) and sophomore Sara Hurwitch (Potomac Falls, Md./Dominion) both fired 77s (+6) in their opening rounds and are tied for 57th. Detlefsen joined Tomimbang with two birdies in her round.

Arkansas leads the 17-team field after posting a 285 (+1) in the opening 18 holes. The Razorbacks are one of five Southeastern Conference teams that comprise the top six on the team leaderboard. Alabama and host Tennessee are tied for second and trail the Lady Razorbacks by three strokes (288, +4). Florida is in fourth at 289 (+5), while Purdue rounds out the top five after posting a 291 (+7). The Knights are in 17th after an opening round 306 (+22).

Sophomore Victoria Tomko (Lontzen, Belgium/Bradenton Academy), who also made her first appearance of the season for the Knights, shot a 78 (+7) and is tied for 69th. Junior Stephanie Connelly rounded out the Knights in action, carding a 79 (+8).

Alabama's Kathleen Ekey leads the individual standings after carding a 68 (-3). There is a group of five golfers, including two Lady Razorbacks, just one shot off Ekey's lead.

Round two play is set for Saturday. Full tournament results are available at

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Team Leaderboard (First Round)1 (20) Arkansas 285 (+1)2 (12) Alabama 288 (+4) (5) Tennessee 288 (+4)4 (6) Florida 289 (+5)5 (14) Purdue 291 (+7)
Individual Leaderboard (First Round)1 Kathleen Ekey (Alabama) 68 (-3)2 Sandra Gal (Florida) 69 (-2) Junthima Gulyanamitta (Purdue) 69 (-2) Laura Kueny (Michigan State) 69 (-2) Stacy Lewis (Arkansas) 69 (-2) Lucy Nunn (Arkansas) 69 (-2)
UCF Individuals (First Round)T34 Mayule Tomimbang 74 (+3)T57 Katie Detlefsen 77 (+6)T57 Sara Hurwitch 77 (+6)T69 Victoria Tomko 78 (+7)T75 Stephanie Connelly 79 (+8)