Golden Eagles, Carson set the pace on first day at Ann Rhoads Classic

CALERA, Ala. -- With senior Diana Carson leading the way, the Tennessee Tech women's golf team is tied for first place halfway through the 36-hole Ann Rhoads Invitational, hosted by Birmingham Southern College.

Carson shot a 76 Sunday in the first tour of the Timberline Golf Club and sits two shots off the lead heading into Monday's final round. The Golden Eagles and Indiana State are knotted at 320 after the first round in the team standings.

Junior Carley Ryhne and freshman Amanda Randolph are next on the individual leaderboard for the Golden Eagles after shooting 81 each on Sunday while Megan Bradford is one shot back at 82. Lindsay Spradlen completes Tech's lineup and is four shots back with an 86.

Jennifer Sells of Jackson State is the individual leader at 74, while Carson and Lipscomb's Katie Purcell are tied for second at 76.

Tech's Katie Brown is also playing in the tournament in the individual competition and is tied for 13th place with an 82.

Jackson State is in third place at 326 in the Black Division -- the NCAA Division I teams at the tournament -- six strokes behind Tech and Indiana State, followed by Butler (329), Evansville (335) and Lipscomb (374).

The tournament also includes a "Gold Division" of non-Division I programs, with West Florida in the lead. The individual leader in the Gold Division are Ashley Lovell of Birmingham Southern and Emily Gibson of Montevallo at 74.

 

 

2010 ANN RHOADS INVITATIONAL
Timberline Golf Club
Black Gross Scores for Round 1 - February 21, 2010

Rank + / - Gross

T1 Tennessee Tech +36 320
MEGAN BRADFORD 82
DIANA CARSON TTU 76
CARLEY RHYNE TT 81
AMANDA RANDOLP 81
LINDSAY SPRADLE 86

T1 Indiana State +36 320
BREANNE SMITH IS 77
MACKENZIE MACK I 80
ASTRID PARSONS IS 77
EMILY DIXON ISU 86
BRITNEY MARTIN IS 88

3 Jackson State +42 326

JENNIFER SELLS JSU 74
CAMMAYN STITH JS 85
ERICA PAYTON JSU 86
AMY BREAKWELL J 89
JACKIE BROWN JSU 81

4 Butler University +45 329
MOLLY FIELDS BUT 79
MICHELE NASH BUT 86
CALRE CORNELIUS 81
ALLIE LIPPS BUT 84
JULIA PORTER BUT 85

5 Evansville +51 335
EMILY JOHNSON UE 86
LAUREN ELLERMAN 84
MAGGIE WOOD UEV 77

ALYSSA KEY UEV 92
CHELSEA ZUSAN 88

6 Lipscomb University +90 374
KATIE PURSELL LU 76
MARY LEE BAKER L 84
LINDSEY BEARD LU NC
HALEY ROWDEN LU 101
ANSLEY SMITH LU 113