Results After Round One: ULM 10th
Location: Fighting Joe Course / Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Muscle Shoals, Ala. - The ULM women’s golf team struggled in the opening round of the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Championship on Monday, as the team shot a 316 first round score and sit in 10th place heading to Tuesday’s second round.
-Shani White paced the Warhawks on Monday with an opening round of 74. The Warhawks opened on the 10th hole on Monday and White got off to a fast start by birding the 11th hole. She was able to pick up another birdie on the 17th, but a double bogey and bogey in between led to her making the turn at one-over. She played the second nine at plus-one in route to her two-over 74.
-Ashton Maddaloni opened the Championship with a 79 on Monday. She struggled to get anything going as she did not have a birdie on her card, but five bogies and a double bogey led to her opening round of seven-over. Devanshi Naik opened with an 81 and was able to pick up a pair of birdies on the 11th and 3rd holes. She closed the second nine with a 42 which hurt her round on Monday.
-Michaela Osborne opened with an 82 with pair of double bogies hurting her round. She opened with a 42 before closing the day with a 40. Olivia Landberg rounded out the Warhawks with an opening round 83. Landberg started with a 44 on her first nine but bounced back with a three-over 39 on her second nine highlighted by a birdie on her 10th hole of the round.
Head Coach Joni Stephens
Thought on the Event: I saw some good things today. We hit more fairways and greens, and we stuck to our game plan. Tomorrow we need to find the rhythm of our game sooner - it took some time for us to settle into a good rhythm. A few errant swings got us into trouble off the fairway and resulted in too many doubles. We did have some really good approach shots that put us in birdie positions and some well-executed chips to save par, but were unable to finish them out.
-The Warhawks will be back on the Fighting Joe Course on Tuesday morning for the second round of the Sun Belt Conference Championship. ULM will tee off at 8:00 a.m. in eight minute incraments off of the 10th tee, paired with South Alabama.