Sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang
Sept. 20, 2013
GREENVILLE, S.C. - East Carolina posted a 13-over 301 during first round action at the Lady Paladin Invitation and is currently tied for sixth place with Coastal Carolina. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 6,266-yard Furman University Golf Course.
Leading the way for the Pirates Friday was sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang who carded a 1-over 73 (37-36), which consisted of two birdies, three bogeys and 13 pars and sits in an eight-way tie for 13th place, five strokes out of third.
Junior Katie Kirk, who is playing as ECU's number one golfer, fired a 2-over 74 (38-36) and is tied for 21st. Sophomore Nicoline Engstroem Skaug is tied for 33rd after an opening round 4-over par 74 (40-36), while senior Fanny Wolte (78/t57th) and junior Emily Eng (81/t75th) round out the Pirates roster. Sophomore Lane Gakeler, who is participating as an individual, sits in a tie for 48th after her round of 5-over par 77 (37-40).
GRU Augusta leads the 42nd Annual event after firing a 3-under 285 and holds a two-stroke lead over Clemson (287). Host Furman is tied for third with Wisconsin at 2-over (290), while Florida State (294) rounds out the top five.
Sitting atop the individual leaderboard are Clemson's Ashian Ramsey and GRU Augusta's Eunice Yi, who both carded opening rounds of 68 (4-under). Casey Kennedy (GRU Augusta) and Sloan Shanahan (Clemson) sit one stroke back at 3-under. UNC Wilmington's Lori Beth Adams rounds out the top five after her 2-under par round of 70.
Due to potential inclement weather in the area on Saturday, second round action will start at 9 a.m. (ET) with a shotgun start. Pirate fans can follow all the action live online at www.Golfstat.com.