Women's Golf in 20th Place at NCAA East Regional



May 11, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Tulane women's golf team made its debut at the NCAA East Regional and finished the opening day in 20th place.

Making its first-ever team appearance, the Green Wave tallied a first-round total of 317 and stands in a tied for 20th place in the 24-team field. Purdue shot a team total of 295 (+7) and leads the field by four strokes. Ohio State, Northwestern, Central Florida and Michigan are all tied at 299.

Leading the way for Tulane individually is senior Meghan Bolger. The Haddonfield, N.J., native shot a four-over-par total of 76 and is tied for 33rd place. North Carolina's Marcy Newton fired a five-under-par 67 to lead the field. It was one of four sub-par rounds on the day.

Other Tulane finishers included senior Catalina Lara (T81st/79), junior Pam Buff (T97th/81), freshman Kathy Schafer (T97th/81) and sophomore Marcela Gonzalez (T121st/85).

The NCAA East Regional is being contested at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course, a par 72, 6,126-yard layout. The event runs through Sunday.

The top 11 teams and three individuals from the NCAA East and West Regionals will advance to the 2000 NCAA Women's Golf Championships on May 24-27, which will be contested at the Crosswater Course at the Sun River Resort in Sun River, Ore. Oregon State University will host the championship event.