Tulane Golfers Sit in Seventh Place Following Opening Round of Rebel Intercollegiate

Rookie Madison Opfer tied the school record for the lowest round today with a 5-under 67.

Rookie Madison Opfer tied the school record for the lowest round today with a 5-under 67.

April 5, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS - Tulane freshman Madison Opfer strung together the best round of her young career and tied the school record for the lowest round with a 5-under 67 and is in a three-way for first place, while the 20th-ranked Green Wave combined for 5-over 293 total for seventh place following the opening round of the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate at the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.

Tulane will join golfers from Harvard and Furman and the groups will begin teeing off from the first tee at 10 a.m. for Saturday's second round.

Opfer is the sixth Green Wave golfer to fire a 5-under score and joins classmate Emily Penttila among Tulane's elite. Penttila also tied the mark during the first round of the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship.

Today, Opfer registered five birdies and played an even-par round the rest of the way. She is tied with Baylor Hayley Davis and Chloe Garner of East Tennessee State atop the individual leaderboard.

"We had a tough day overall as a team, but Madison obviously had a great day at 5-under," Tulane head coach Andrew Pratt said. "I am very happy for her and she was due for a break-out round. We had a lot of three-putts today which is very uncharacteristic of our team. I really look for us to come out tomorrow and play much better."

Penttila carded a 2-over 74 and is in 26th place, while freshman Silvia Garces logged a 3-over 75 and sits in 33rd place.

Senior Maribel Lopez Porras posted a 5-over 77 performance and is 53rd place, while sophomore Gemma Dryburgh went to the clubhouse with an 8-over 80 and is in the 78th spot.

Coastal Carolina's team had the hot hand today among the field of 18 squads with a 4-under 284 to assume the top spot on the leaderboard. Mississippi State and Baylor are each tied for second, while East Tennessee State is fourth and Kentucky and LSU are each tied for fifth place.


7	Tulane	                293 (+5)
T1	Madison Opfer	        67 (-5)
T26	Emily Penttila	        74 (+2)
T33	Silvia Garces	        75 (+3)
T53	Maribel Lopez Porras	77 (+5)
T78	Gemma Dryburgh	        80 (+8)

Team Results
1. Coastal Carolina (-4), T2. Mississippi State (+1), T2. Baylor (+1), 4. East Tennessee State (+2), T5 LSU (+3), T5. Kentucky (+3), 7. Tulane (+5), 8. Harvard (+11), 9. Furman (+12), 10. Ole Miss (+13), 11. Minnesota (+15), 12. Tulsa (+17), T13. Redlands (+19), T13. Southern Miss (+19), 15. Missouri (+22), 16. Troy (+24), 17. Memphis (+26), 18. Murray State (+29)

Individual Results (top-10 golfers only)
T1. Madison Opfer, Tulane (-5), T1. Hayley Davis, Baylor (-5), T1. Chloe Garner, East Tennessee State, (-5), 4. Ally McDonald, Mississippi State (-4), 5. Brittany Henderson, Coastal Carolina (-3), T6. Brandi Rodriguez, Southern Miss (-2), T6. Jessica Alexander, Coastal Carolina (-2), T8. Lindsay Gahm, LSU (-1), T8. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU (-1), T8. Gabriella Wahl, East Tennessee State (-1)