Jessy Tang's 72 Leads Women's Golf In First Round at Texas

March 20, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas - Sophomore Jessy Tang (Miami, Fla.) matched her career low by firing a 72 to lead the UCF women's golf team in the opening round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the 6,324-yard par-72 University of Texas Golf Club in Austin.

Overall, UCF shot a 303 (+15) to place 10th out of 17 schools and in front of five teams which stand ahead of the Knights in the latest Golfweek rankings. No. 1 Arizona State, the UCF Challenge runner-up two weeks ago, paces the field through 18 holes with a 287 (-1). Amongst the teams looking up at UCF is Tulsa with a 308 (+20). UCF is 5-1 this year head-to-head against Conference USA schools with the league championship just a few weeks away.

Tang's even-par 72 matched her career-best score set in the first round of last year's Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate at Alabama and matched in the final round of this year's Derby Invitational at Auburn. Overall, she tied for 13th place today, two strokes back of a six-way tie for first at 70 (-2).

Tang was the top Knight on Friday by four strokes, as senior Mayule Tomimbang (Kissimmee, Fla.) and junior Victoria Tomko (Lontzen, Belgium) each fired a 76 (+4) to tie for 44th place overall. Sophomore Katie Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn.) carded a 79 (+7) on Friday while freshman Elisa Aoki (Bradenton, Fla.) shot an 81 (+9).

Play continues in Austin all weekend with single rounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

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PAR 72 * 6,324 YARDS

1. Arizona State 287 (-1)
2. Arkansas 288 (E)
T3. Vanderbilt 291 (+3)
T3. Purdue 291 (+3)
5. New Mexico 292 (+4)
10. UCF 303 (+15)

T13. Jessy Tang 72 (E)
T44. Mayule Tomimbang 76 (+4)
T44. Victoria Tomko 76 (+4)
T64. Katie Detlefsen 79 (+7)
T75. Elisa Aoki 81 (+9)