March 4, 2013

Saint Women Open Armstrong Pirate Women's Invite 11th

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The University of North Georgia women's golf team did not have to battle the weather like last week. The Saints only had to battle the course and 12 other teams, including four other Peach Belt Conference schools, as they opened the first round of the Armstrong Pirate Women's Golf Invitational in 11th Monday.

Armstrong Atlantic State University, the host school, finished the first 18 holes atop the leader board with a 304 combined score and three of the top-five individual places. The Pirates are currently nine strokes ahead of second-place Flagler College (313) while Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah's Alazne Urizar leads the field with a one-under par 71. SCAD is third and one stroke behind Flagler.

A week after having the TSYS Collegiate Classic hosted by Columbus State University cut short due to weather, the Saints of North Georgia were able to get back on the links. They were led by senior Catalina Olarte who carded an 82 in the opening round to sit in a tie for 24th.

Behind her, Abbey Gill ended the first round with a 90 while Casey Truelove and Anna Belle Higgins both carded 91's. Gill currently sits tied for 52nd while Truelove and Higgins sit 55th.

The second round of the tournament is scheduled to start promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 5 in a shotgun style.