GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Richmond Spiders women's golf team began the 2012-13 season at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic on Monday, shooting rounds of 301-302 to finish the first day in sixth place with a score of 603 (+35). East Tennessee State leads the 16-team field with a total of 570 (-1).
"The team's been working really hard on their short game and course management and its great to see it pay off for us so quickly," Richmond head coach Maggie Will said. "It's going to keep paying forward, many good things to come."
The first round score of 301 (+17) for the Spiders is tied for the seventh best round in school history. The second round score of 302 (+18) is the 10th best team round in program history.
The Spiders were led on Monday by seniors Caroline Lovette and Tracy Martin. Both golfers shot rounds of 74-73 to tie for 14th place after 36 holes. With their scores of 147 (+5), both are tied for 10th all-time on the school's best 54-hole scoring list. On Tuesday, Lovette will be looking for her seventh career top-20, while Martin will be going for her sixth.
Senior Courtney Rousse played very consistent golf for Richmond on Monday, shooting rounds of 77-76 to finish the day tied for 32nd place with a score of 153 (+11). Junior Lauren Conder also played solidly, tying for 49th after 36 holes with a score of 156 (+14). Junior Krystin Schwarze rounded out the Spider effort, tying for 85th with a total of 181 (+39).
The Spider women's golf team will look to make a charge up the leaderboard on Tuesday morning when it plays the third and final round of the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic. The day will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m.
UNCG Starmount Fall
Starmount Country Club - Par 71
Second Round Team Standings
1. East Tennessee State 570 (-1)
2. Maryland 578 (+10)
3. #20 East Carolina 589 (+21)
4. James Madison 592 (+24)
5. #17 Campbell 598 (+30)
6. Richmond 603 (+35)