Georgia Golfers 13th In San Diego

March 20, 2011


SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- The No. 20 Georgia women's golf team shot 310 in the opening round of the inaugural Battle at Rancho Bernardo on Sunday. The Bulldogs are in 13th place at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Championship Course.

Abby Johnson led Georgia with a 4-over 76, with the Bulldogs also counting a pair of 77s from Milena Savich and Marta Silva Zamora and an 80 by Kiara Hayashida. Emilie Burger's 83 was the drop score, and Tess Fordham, who is competing as an individual, shot 85.

"Abby had a good day but everyone else struggled," head coach Kelley Hester said. "It's rare for both Burger and Marta to struggle on the same day. Kiara did a nice job with her putter at times, which is encouraging."

No. 3 UCLA shot 5-over 293 to secure a one-shot lead over No. 18 UC Davis.

Individually, Arizona State's Guilia Molinaro carded the best round of the day, a 3-under 69. She leads Laura Gonzalez of Purdue by a stroke.

For Georgia, Johnson is tied for 34th, Savich and Silva Zamora are tied for 43rd, Hayashida is tied for 66th, Burger is tied for 80th and Fordham is tied for 87th.

Play continues through Tuesday, with live scoring available at

Battle at Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo Inn Championship Course
San Diego, Calif.
Par 72; 6336 Yards

Sunday's First-Round Standings

Team Leaderboard
UCLA                               293
UC Davis                           294
Purdue                             295
Arizona State                      297
Southern Cal                       299
Texas                              303
Arizona                            303
UNLV                               304
Auburn                             305
California                         306
Oregon                             309
San Diego State                    309
Georgia                            310
Pepperdine                         311
New Mexico                         312
Denver                             314
TCU                                322

Individual Leaderboard
Giulia Molinaro, Arizona State     69
Laura Gonzalez, Purdue             70
Cydney Clanton, Auburn             71
Stephanie Kono, UCLA               71
Amy Simanton, UC Davis             71
Therese Koelbaek, UNLV             72
Megan Rosenfeld, Texas             72
Sammi Stevens, New Mexico          72

Additional Georgia Scores
 T34. Abby Johnson                 76
 T43. Marta Silva Zamora           77
 T43. Milena Savich                77
 T66. Kiara Hayashida              80
 T80. Emilie Burger                83
*T87. Tess Fordham                 85

* Fordham is competing as an individual.



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