Georgia Golfers 10th At LSU
Rocio Sanchez Lobato is UGA's top individual, currently tied for 21st.

March 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. --- The Georgia women's golf team opened play at the LSU Golf Classic with a 27-over 315 on Friday, placing the 18th-ranked Bulldogs 10th in the team field.

Rocio Sanchez Lobato's 4-over 76 was the best score of the day for Georgia, which also counted a pair of 78s from Emilie Burger and Manuela Carbajo Ré and Abby Johnson's 83. The Bulldogs dropped an 84 from Amira Alexander. Kailey Walsh, who is competing as an individual, also shot 78.

"I feel like we're really not that far away," head coach Josh Brewer said. "We let some very little things turn into big numbers on certain holes today. We'll try to correct that and move up a little bit tomorrow and gain some momentum headed in the right direction."

No. 8 Arkansas leads the team field after posting a 5-over 293. No. 25 Tulane is second at 298, followed Florida State and TCU both at 301, No. 20 N.C. State at 302, Kentucky at 304, Tennessee at 205, LSU at 308, Missouri at 209, the Bulldogs at 315, Wake Forest at 316, Ole Miss at 322, Louisiana Monroe at 323 and UNC Wilmington at 335.

Gabriela Lopez of Arkansas, Erica Popson of Tennessee and Maribel Lopez Porras of Tulane are tied for the individual lead at 1-under 71. For Georgia, Sanchez Lobato is tied for 21st; Burger, Carbajo Ré and Walsh all are tied for 34th; Johnson is tied for 55th; and Alexander is tied for 62nd.

Saturday's round will begin with an 8:30 CT shotgun start, with the Bulldogs paired with Wake Forest and Ole Miss. Live scoring is available at

LSU Golf Classic
University Club
Baton Rouge, La.
Par 72; 6305 Yards

Friday's First-Round Standings

Team Leaderboard
Arkansas                                 293
Tulane                                   298
Florida State                            301
TCU                                      301
N.C. State                               302
Kentucky                                 304
Tennessee                                305
LSU                                      306
Missouri                                 309
Georgia                                  315
Wake Forest                              316
Ole Miss                                 322
Louisiana-Monroe                         323
UNC Wilmington                           335

Individual Leaderboard
Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas                 71
Erica Popson, Tennessee                  71
Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane             71
Lindsay Gahm, LSU                        72
Jessica Negron, Florida State            72
Sanna Nuutinen, TCU                      72
Emily Tubert, Arkansas                   72
Alexandra Bonetti, TCU                   73
Laure Castelain, Florida State           73
Sarah Harris, Kentucky                   73
Olivia Hullert, Florida State            73
A.J. Newell, Tennessee                   73

Additional Georgia Scores
T21.  Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia      76
T34.  Emily Burger, Georgia              78
T34.  Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia        78
T34. *Kailey Walsh, Georgia              78
T55.  Abby Johnson, Georgia              83
T62.  Amira Alexander, Georgia           84

* Walsh is competing as an individual.



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