Pirates In 10th At The Alamo Invitational

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Oct. 28, 2012

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The East Carolina women's golf team posted a 6-over 294 during first round action at The Alamo Invitational and currently sit in 10th place, seven shots out of third. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 6,428 yard Briggs Ranch Golf Course.

Leading the way for the Pirates (41-22) are true freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug and junior Fanny Wolte, who each fired an opening day score of even par, and are sitting in a 10-way tie for 15th place.

Sophomore Katie Kirk and true freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang each posted rounds of 3-over (75) are tied for 39th, while sophomore Emily Eng is tied for 67th with an opening score of 81 (9-over).

Ninth-ranked Oklahoma recorded a new tournament-low round of 279 (9-under) and holds a commanding seven shot lead over No. 31 SMU (286). Tulane, who is ranked No. 43 nationally, is in third one shot behind the Mustangs at 287 (1-under), while No. 25 Texas A&M (289) and host UTSA (290) round out the top five.

SMU's Jennifer Park and Baylor's Hayley Davis are tied atop the individual leaderboard after posting a 5-under 67 and hold a one-shot lead over a trio of golfers in Maribel Lopez Porras (Tulane), Kaitlyn Rohrback (Oklahoma) and Taylor Schmidt (Oklahoma).

Second round action begins Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. (ET) with groups starting on holes one and 10. The Pirates will tee off from the 10th tee starting at 9:30 a.m. Pirate fans can catch all the action live on Golfstat.com.