WCU Women's Golf Second Entering Final Round of Draper Valley Intercollegiate

Josefine Sundh tied for third, two strokes back; Desire Karlsson in fifth, three off the pace

Sophomore Josefine Sundh carded a career-low round of 70 to lead WCU in first round at Draper Valley Intercollegiate.

Sept. 9, 2008

Fort Chiswell, Va. - With two golfers inside the top five, Western Carolina carded an opening round 293 as a team on Monday to stand in second place, three strokes behind first-day leading Elon, entering Tuesday's final round at the 2008 Draper Valley Intercollegiate at the Draper Valley Golf Club.

Sophomore Josefine Sundh fired a career-low round of two-under, 70, to lead the Catamounts, one stroke ahead of her junior countryman, Desiree Karlsson, who shot one-under, 71, to stand in a two-way tie for fifth entering Tuesday's final round.

Also for the Catamounts, freshman Blaire Minter - competing in her first-ever collegiate tournament - shot a two-over, 74, to end the first day tied for 13th. Rounding out Western's five scorers were junior Elin Mickelsson and freshman Rachel Nelson, both tied for 34th at six-over, 78.

Western also had two freshmen playing as individuals in Christina Amoriello (T56th, 82) and Ashley Shinn (66th, 85).

Behind the top two, Elon and WCU, are Charleston Southern in third, five strokes in arrears, followed by Gardner-Webb (299) and Tennessee Tech (300), rounding out the top five.

Elon's Danielle Mills shot a four-under, 68, on Monday to lead the 86-golfer field. Ashley Spangler of Tennessee Tech is in second, one stroke back, with Sundh tied with Charleston Southern's Olivia Higgins, both with opening round scores of 70.



Note: Results from the golf course of the opening round were unavailable until mid-morning on Tuesday. The tournament is scheduled to wrap-up this afternoon, with a full recap to follow on Tuesday evening.

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