April 2, 2004
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. - Freshman Mary Ellen Jacobs fired a two-over par 74 to help lead the Tulane University women's golf team to a 13th place finish after day one of the Seventh Annual Bryan National Collegiate Friday afternoon at the par 72, 6,074-yard Bryan Park Champions Course.
The Green Wave are just two strokes behind 12th placed Ohio State and three shots behind Georgia and Furman, which finished the first round tied for 10th in the 18-team tournament. Tulane and the other 17 squads will play the second round on Saturday with a shotgun start before closing out the tournament on Sunday.
Senior Carolin Landmann was second for the Green Wave, finishing just two strokes behind Jacobs to place tied for 39th with a four-over par 76, and sophomore Liliana Alvarez was next with a plus-six 78 to finish the day tied for 47th. Juniors Lindsay Hulwick and Alexis Wooster rounded out the Tulane golfers, finishing tied for 76th and tied for 81st with rounds of 81 and 82, respectively.
Duke leads the team title contention with a one-over par 289, and both Auburn and Purdue are tied for second with a plu-six 295. Purdue's Beth Hermes and Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn are tied the individual lead with two-under par 70s.
The Bryan National will be the final tuneup for Tulane before the C-USA Championship, which is slated for April 19-21 in Fort Worth, Texas.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Duke 289 (+1); T2. Auburn, Purdue 294 (+6); T4. Vanderbilt, Florida 295 (+7); T6. Wake Forest, Oklahoma State 298 (+10); 8. Tennessee 302 (+14); 9. North Carolina 303 (+15); T10. Georgia, Furman 306 (+18); 12. Ohio State 307 (+19); 13. Tulane 309 (+21); 14. South Carolina 310 (+22); 15. Louisville 316 (+28); 16. North Carolina State 317 (+29); 17. Virginia 320 (+32); 18. UNC-Greensboro 324 (+36).