Georgia Remains Atop Leaderboards In Puerto Rico
Rocio Sanchez Lobato carded her sixth par-or-better score of the year on Monday.


Rocio Sanchez Lobato carded her sixth par-or-better score of the year on Monday.
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Feb. 13, 2012

RIO GRANDE, P.R. --- The No. 11-ranked Georgia women's golf team still owns the team and individual leads following the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Monday.

The Bulldogs' 3-over 291 pushed them into a one-shot lead over No. 10 LSU.

Marta Silva Zamora shot 6-under 66 – her career-best effort for the third time – to move into a tie with teammate Emilie Burger on the individual leaderboard. Both Bulldogs are at 4-under 140 along with Laura Gonzalez of Purdue.

Georgia's other counters on Monday were an even-par 72 from Rocio Sanchez Lobato, a 74 from Burger and Milena Savich's 79. The Bulldogs dropped an 82 from Collins Bradshaw, the same score shot by UGA's Amelia Hill, who is competing as an individual.

Overall, Sanchez Lobato is tied for 24th at 151, Savich is tied for 38th at 154, Hill is tied for 63rd at 159 and Bradshaw is tied for 76th at 163.

Silva Zamora's round represented Georgia's second straight 66. Burger carded the same score on Sunday. Those tallies tie the second-best effort in the Bulldogs' history, a shot off the 7-under 65 Vicki Goetze shot in the final round en route to winning medalist honors at the 1992 NCAA Championships.

"Those 6-unders sure do help a alot," head coach Kelley Hester said. "Marta was Marta. She started a little slow but for most of the day she was knocking it close and making her putts."

Silva Zamora, the reigning National Player of the Year, parred her first three holes before birdies at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 pushed her to 3-under. She turned a 2-under after her only bogey of the day at No. 9. An eagle-3 at No. 11 moved Silva Zamora to 4-under and she birdied No. 14 and No. 17 en route to the clubhouse.

Hester was impressed by more than Silva Zamora, though.

"For Burger, everything that went well yesterday went wrong today," Hester said. "She kept it in cue, though. Her round today easily could've been a 76 or a 77 but she wouldn't let it. That's very promising. Ro hasn't been at 100 percent since she injured her wrist late in the fall. It was good to see her play well. Milena pulled a hamstring on the first hole. It was everything she could do to get it in today. She could've quit. I know it was killing her. I'm very proud of her."

Georgia is at 585 as a team. Following LSU at 586 are No. 7 Oklahoma State and Arkansas both at 590, Texas Tech at 594, Purdue at 596, No. 20 N.C. State at 598 and Northwestern at 602.

The Bulldogs will be paired with LSU, Oklahoma State and Arkansas for Tuesday's final round, teeing off with a shotgun start at 6:30 a.m. ET. Live scoring is being updated on a three-hole basis at www.golfstat.com.

Lady Puerto Rico Classic
Rio Mar River Course
Rio Grande, P.R.
Par 72; 6191 Yards

Sunday's First-Round Results

Team Leaderboard
Georgia                                294-291=585
LSU                                    294-292=586
Oklahoma State                         300-290=590
Arkansas                               297-293=590
Texas Tech                             296-298=594
Purdue                                 310-286=596
N.C. State                             302-296=598
Northwestern                           306-296=602
SMU                                    310-301=611
Iowa State                             305-309=614
Kent State                             305-309=614
TCU                                    305-312=617
Michigan                               310-309=619
Nebraska                               309-314=623
Penn State                             321-308=629

Individual Leaderboard
Emilie Burger, Georgia                 66-74=140
Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia            74-66=140
Laura Gomez, Purdue                    75-65=140
Emily Tubert, Arkansas                 71-70=141
Austin Ernst, LSU                      71-72=143
Gabrielle Dominguez, Texas Tech        73-71=144
Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State           71-74=145
Meagan Bauer, Michigan                 73-73=146
Emmy Lavy, Arkansas                    75-71=146
Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State          73-74=147
Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech           74-73=147
Amy Ruengmateekhun, Oklahoma State     80-67=147
Tessa Teachman, LSU                    73-74=147
Vivian Tsui, N.C. State                74-73=147

Addditional Georgia Scores
T24. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia     79-72=151
T38. Milena Savich, Georgia            75-79=154
T63. Amelia Hill, Georgia              77-82=159
T76. Collins Bradshaw, Georgia         81-82=163

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