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UNCG Leads After First Round at SoCon Championship
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Release: 04/15/2012
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - UNCG leads after the first round of the 2012 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship at the Moss Creek Golf Club.

The Spartans fired a score of 306 (+18) in the opening round, placing a four-stroke cushion between themselves and Elon who carded a score of 310 (+22). Furman is one stroke behind the Phoenix at 311 (+23).

UNCG senior Begona Sarabia, Elon junior Martyna Mierzwa and Furman junior Alexa Rancourt were the low individuals on the first day, carding identical 2-over-par 74s.

College of Charleston senior Leigh Whitaker, Elon senior Lauren Lebak and UNCG freshman Fanny Cnops shot a 75 (+3) to finish just behind the leaders, tied for fifth.

Chattanooga, which claimed the 2011 SoCon title, was paced by both Maria Juliana Loza and Jordan Britt whom shot a 77 (+5) to finish tied for seventh.

College of Charleston sits in fourth place after shooting 314 and is closely followed by Western Carolina (315), Samford (317) and Chattanooga (317).

Rounding out the team leaderboard was Wofford (319), Appalachian State (329) and The Citadel (351).

Round two of the championship will begin Monday morning at 8 a.m. ET with results updated every three holes at www.golfstatresults.com. The 54-hole championship will conclude on Tuesday.

2012 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship

Moss Creek Golf Club - North Course

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Top 10 Individuals

T1. Bergona Sarabia, UNCG                      74     +2

T1. Martyna Mierzwa, Elon                        74     +2

T1. Alexa Rancourt, Furman                      74     +2

T4. Fanny Cnops, UNCG                           75     +3

T4. Leigh Whittaker, Coll. of Charleston     75     +3

T4. Lauren Lebak, Elon                             75     +3

T7. Maria Juliana Loza, Chattanooga         77     +5

T7. Jordan Britt, Chattanooga                   77     +5

T9. Lauren Smith, Appalachian State         78     +6

T9. Elizabeth Thompson, Wofford             78     +6

T9. Anne Marie Covar, Wofford                 78     +6

T9. Sarah Butts, Samford                         78     +6

T9. Blaire Minter, Western Carolina            78     +6

T9. Ana Lucia Martinez, UNCG                   78     +6

T9. Daffodil Sanchez, Furman                   78     +6

Team Standings

1. UNCG                                   306    +18

2. Elon                                      310    +22

3. Furman                                 311    +23

4. College of Charleston            314    +26

5. Western Carolina                   315    +27

T6. Samford                              317    +29

T6. Chattanooga                        317    +29

8. Wofford                                319    +31

9. Appalachian State                 329    +41

10. The Citadel                          351    +63

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