ATHENS, Ga. It was a slow start for the Alabama women’s golf team but a good day for standout junior Jenny Suh, as the Tide earned a 12th place tie in the first round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga.
Alabama carded a 320 in the opening round of the three-day event and are tied with SEC rival Ole Miss and Coastal Carolina in the 12th-place slot at the 18-team event, which is being hosted by the Lady Bulldogs of Georgia.
Wake Forest stands alone in first place after shooting a 298 and owns a three-stroke advantage over second-place Georgia. Vanderbilt, Florida State and Auburn round out the top five in the team standings after 18 holes of play.
Despite the slow first round for her team, Suh is among the individual leaders once again. Suh is tied for third place after shooting a 74 in today’s first round. She has recorded the lowest score for the Tide in six of seven events this season and is looking for her 18th top-10 finish of her career.
Laura Goodwin also put together a top-35 performance for the Tide in the initial round of action. Goodwin shot a 78 and is tied for 33rd place after 18 holes of play.
Sarah Sturm, who is coming off of her career best in the team’s last outing at the Lady Gator Invitational, carded an 81 and is tied for 55th place. Audrey Gale and Carina Sorensen each recorded an 87 in their opening rounds of play.
The second round at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic will begin on Saturday, March 25, with the concluding round slated for Sunday, March 26.