Judge Stands 14th At WCU/Mimosa Hills

April 5, 2010

First Round Results

Morganton, N.C. - Jennifer Judge battled her way to a first round 77 to stand in a tie for 14th to lead the USC Upstate cause as the Spartans opened play in the WCU/Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate Monday afternoon.

Judge spent the first two-thirds of the round at or under par, but gave a few strokes back coming in to post a 77 as the low Spartan in the tournament. She shot a 36 on the front nine and a 41 on the back and stands five strokes back of the lead. Wofford's Sarah Hurt shot an even-par 72 to take the lead heading into Tuesday's final round.

Upstate opened the tournament with a 335, counting scores of 77, 80, 87 and 91. In addition to Judge's 77, Cheryl Lo posted an 80, Natalie Buch turned in an 87 and Johanna Ebenhag totaled a 91. Marissa Clontz finished the first round with a 95. Lo is tied for 37th individually.

Natalie Buch is fourth in the tournament in par-5 scoring at 1-under-par. Jennifer Judge is fifth in the tournament in par-4 scoring at 1-over, while Cheryl Lo is eighth with 12 pars.

The 335 turned in by Upstate was three strokes better than the 338 turned in by The Citadel. The Spartans stand 14th in the 15-team tournament. Upstate is nine strokes out of 13th place held by Western Kentucky.

Elon opened the tournament with a 305 to take the first round lead. Host Western Carolina stands just one stroke back at 306 in second place and is followed by Appalachian State (308), William & Mary (312), Wofford (313), Jacksonville State (317), Richmond (317), Tennessee Tech (318), Gardner-Webb (318), Presbyterian (321), Radford (321), High Point (323), Western Kentucky (326), Upstate (335) and The Citadel (338).