Women's Golf Leads Ladies Spring Classic
Monday, February 26, 2007


Files associated with this release:
First Round Team Scores
First Round Individual Scores


Chloe' Mims stands second
overall with a round of 80

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s golf team shot 334 to stand as the tournament leaders following the first round of the Ladies Spring Classic.

Played at the Shreveport Country Club on a near-pristine day, Centenary stands with three players standing in the top five individually after the opening 18 holes.

With the Ladies starting off the Spring season with a bang, junior Chloe’ Mims (Texarkana, Texas) and sophomore Jessica Garza (McKinney, Texas) stand second and third, respectively, after the first round.

Mims shot 40 on both the front and back nine to card an 80 in the first round, trailing tournament leader Shasta Averyhardt of Jackson State by three strokes. Averyhardt shot a 6-over 77 in the first round to stand as the overall leader.

Garza, who led the Ladies with an 80.6 scoring average in the Fall, finished with a round of 81 Monday. After shooting 42 on the front nine, Garza shot 39 on the final nine holes to stand third.

Sophomore Tracy Williams (Van Alstyne, Texas) shot 40 on the back nine, standing fifth overall with a score of 83 in the first round.

Both shooting rounds of 90 in the first round, sophomore Leigh Newton (Edmonton, Alberta) and freshman Brittany Blackwell (Colleyville, Texas) stand tied for 16th in the tournament.

Competing as individuals, sophomore Bethany Cox (Ruston, La.) stands tied for 22nd with a round of 92. Freshman Mary Kate Byrne (Natchez, Miss.) had a round of 103 to complete the Centenary competitors in the tournament.

Behind the Ladies, Jackson State stands second with a team score of 340, trailing Centenary by six strokes. UMKC rounds out the top three with a team score of 347.

The final round of the tournament commences at 8 a.m. Tuesday, with the Ladies looking to capture their first tournament crown of the 2006-07 season.

Ladies Spring Classic (Feb. 26-27)

Par-71 Shreveport Country Club

Individual Leaderboard

RD1

1. Shasta Averyhardt, Jackson State

77 (39-38)

2. Chloe’ Mims, Centenary

80 (40-40)

3. Jessica Garza, Centenary

81 (42-39)

4. Brittany Hofer, UMKC

82 (40-42)

5. Tracy Williams, Centenary

83 (43-40)

Team Scores

Teams

RD1

1. Centenary

334

2. Jackson State

340

3. UMKC

347

4. IPFW

357

5. Arkansas Tech

358

6. Chicago State

442