Hoey Leads 49ers To A 5th Place Finish After Day One At Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic

Hoey tied for 7th; Lopez tied for 11th

Freshman Lee Lopez is currently tied for 11th place in her first collegiate tournament.

Sept. 8, 2008

Fort Collins, Colo. - Long Beach State All-American Kay Hoey is currently tied for 7th place after day one at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, after leading the 49ers to a 5th place finish. Hoey, who redshirted last season, posted a 1-under 71 in the opening round and came back with a 69 in the second to record a 4-under 140. She remains only two shots behind first place Emily Childs of Colorado and Shannon Yocum of California (138).

Making her collegiate debut for the 49ers, freshman Lee Lopez shot an impressive 4-under 68 as she sat alone on top of the leader board after the opening round. Lopez came back in the second round with a 2-over 74 to finish tied for 11th. Reina Rogers is tied for 48th with a 151, followed by Brenda Chhuor tied for 54th (152) and Lindsey McAtee tied for 61st (154).

As a team, the 49ers carded a 4-over 580 to remain just one shot behind fourth place San Jose State and 23 shots behind the leader of California. LBSU shot an opening round of 287 and a 293 in the second to record their best opening day of the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic as they eclipsed the previous first day scores of 291 and 298 in 2005. This is the fifth consecutive year and 10th overall the 49ers have participated in the annual Colorado State tournament, all played on the same course except in 1996.

"It's a great start to our season and our players," said 49er Head Coach Sue Ewart. "It was also a great start for Lee playing in her first collegiate tournament and especially for Kay, who's been looking forward to playing great competitive golf again. All of the players are very excited and they represented our school very well."

Final round action continues on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time and can be followed on golfstat.com.

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