Women's Golf in Ninth After 36 Holes Monday

Feb. 20, 2012

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By Eric DeSalvo

PARRISH, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - It was a long day in the sun for the No. 40 UCF women's golf team as it played 36 holes in the first and second rounds of the Central District Invitational from River Wilderness Golf Club. The Knights ended the pair of rounds ninth after shooting +23 599 on the par-72 course.

Assistant coach Mary Bryan, who said she misses head coach Courtney Trimble as she is away on maternity leave, feels that although the team is in ninth after two rounds, they are eager to climb the leaderboard in the final round Tuesday.

"We started a little slow this morning, and they started picking it up and played better in the second round," Bryan said. "We made a couple of bogeys to end the day, but we are only three shots out of sixth place. We are right there.

"The girls are ready to play tomorrow after hitting a lot of good shots today," Bryan added. "The greens are really tough to putt, so if we can make a few putts tomorrow, we can finish in the top five."

Freshman Katie Mitchell, last week's highest individual finisher on the team at the UCF Challenge, sits in a tie for seventh after shooting a 1-over 145 through 36 holes. The Fernandina Beach native ended the day with a 1-under 71 after a first-round 74 (+2).

Also improving in the second round was junior Carolin Pinegger (Marquartstein, Germany) as she closed the day with a 2-over 74. She is currently in a tie for 25th and is closely followed by sophomore Kaitlyn Price (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.) who shot an 8-over 153, but improved by three shots in the second round from the first.

Rookie Monifa Sealy (Glencoe, Trinidad and Tobago) had an up and down day on the course and sits in a tie for 47th. She began the morning with an even-par 72, but faced an uphill battle in the second round, shooting a 10-over 82. Fellow freshman Robyn Doig (Seaforth, Ontario) finished the 36 holes tied for 63rd with a 14-over 158.

UCF will have a quick turnaround once more as it tees of at 8 a.m. Live scoring for the event can be found at Golfstat.com

UCF Individual Scores
T7 Katie Mitchell 74-71=145 (+1)
T25 Carolin Pinegger 77-74=151 (+7)
T39 Kaitlyn Price 78-75=153 (+9)
T47 Monifa Sealy 72-82=154 (+10)
T63 Robyn Doig 80-78=158 (+14)

Team Scores
1 No. 25 Oklahoma 291-293=584 (+8)
2 No. 44 TCU 297-289=586 (+10)
3 No. 5 Vanderbilt 293-294=587 (+11)
4 No. 26 Michigan State 295-294=589 (+13)
5 No. 36 LSU 291-301=592 (+16)
9 No. 40 UCF 301-298=599 (+23)