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McCurdy leads Lady’Backs on opening day at Lady Razorback Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
McCurdy leads Lady’Backs on opening day at Lady Razorback Invitational

Day One Overall Team Scores || Individual Agate ROGERS, Ark. – On a windy day, Iowa State was more at home than the host University of Arkansas as the Cyclones posted a 297 to lead after the first round of the Lady Razorback Invitational at Pinnacle Country Club. Led by junior Amanda McCurdy, Arkansas allowed the gusty conditions on the back nine to slow a fast start into a 303. Cyclone senior Lisa Meshke shot a two-under 70 for the first-day lead, followed by her teammate Louise Kenney, McCurdy and Michigan’s Amy Schmucker at 73 each. Play resumes Monday with tee times starting at 9 a.m., and the Lady Razorbacks teeing off between 10:10 and 10:50 a.m. “It’s not a bad way to start the tournament, a little better than average, but I think we can do better tomorrow,” Lady Razorback head coach Kelly Hester said. Illinois State was two strokes behind Arkansas in third place at 305. Michigan was fourth at 306 behind a 74 from Brianna Broderick as Schmucker plays the tournament as an individual for the Wolverines. Missouri’s Denise Knabel also shot a 74 to lead the Tigers in fourth overall at 309. Missouri was fifth at 309 followed by Alabama at 310. Hester was pleased with the way the team got out of the blocks as the host. “Sometimes when you’re playing at home you will start the tournament slow, but today we made the turn at one-over and we just didn’t play the back side as well as we could,” she said. “We made a few minor mistakes that you shouldn’t make at home, I know that we can do better tomorrow. Combined with the wind on the back side, I’m fairly pleased.” McCurdy was an example of those back nine struggles as she saw a solid round get away from her at the close. “The last three holes seem to get to me each year, and I’ve got to go out tomorrow and take them one at a time and not let them bother me,” McCurdy said. The junior three-putted on 16 and 17, but considering her lack of play this week due to illness was pleased with the start. “I haven’t played 18 since the Tennessee tournament, and I felt a little rusty before we started today,” McCurdy said. “But when I birdied the first hole, it really got me going.” Both Iowa State leaders held or bettered on the back nine. Meshke was a consistent one-under front and back while Kenney shaved a stroke off her back nine with a par 36. Arkansas’ Gena Johnson was second for the Lady’Backs with a 75 followed by Lindsey Hindsaw at 77. Freshman Stacy Lewis and junior Courtney Mahon shot 78 each. Lina Axelsson paced the Arkansas individuals with a 75 for the day. Sarah Trew turned in an 84. Three players joined Broderick and Knaebel in a five-way tie for fifth overall at 74. Sally Hinton of Southwest Missouri, Brenda Norris of Texas A&M and Kaila Fuller of Illinois State each cared 74.

                         Lady Razorback Invitational   
                         Pinnacle C.C.            Rogers AR      
                         Dates: 10/17 - 10/19     (Today:10-17-2004)
                                   Par:        72                
                                   Yardage:  6015                
 
      Fin.   School                   Scores  
         1   Iowa State Univ.         297            +9 
         2   Arkansas, U. of          303           +15 
         3   Illinois State Univ.     305           +17 
         4   Michigan, U. of          306           +18 
         5   Missouri, U. of          309           +21 
         6   Alabama, U. of           310           +22 
         7   Texas A&M University     311           +23 
         8   Texas El Paso, U. of     312           +24 
         9   Notre Dame, U. of        314           +26 
        10   Kansas, U. of            316           +28 
        11   Wisconsin, U. of         317           +29 
             Iowa, U. of              317           +29 
        13   Nebraska, U. of          323           +35 
        14   Western Michigan U.      324           +36 
        15   SW Missouri St. U.       326           +38 
        16   Mississippi, U. of       328           +40 
        17   Oral Roberts Univ.       330           +42 
        18   Augusta State U.         332           +44 
        19   Southern Mississippi     334           +46 
 
                         Lady Razorback Invitational   
 * Individual            Pinnacle C.C.            Rogers AR      
                         Dates: 10/17 - 10/19     (Today:10-17-2004)
                                   Par:        72                
                                   Yardage:  6015                
 
   Fin.   Name                   School       Scores  
      1   Lisa Meshke            Iowa State    35- 35      70   -2
 
      2   Louise Kenney          Iowa State    37- 36      73   +1
          Amanda McCurdy         Arkansas      35- 38      73   +1
         *Amy Schmucker          Michigan      38- 35      73   +1
 
      5   Brianna Broderick      Michigan      38- 36      74   +2
          Sally Hinton           SMS           36- 38      74   +2
          Denise Knaebel         Missouri      37- 37      74   +2
          Brenda Norris          Texas A&M     38- 36      74   +2
          Kaila Fuller           IL St.        39- 35      74   +2
 
     10   Liz Bennett            Iowa          39- 36      75   +3
          Gerina Mendoza         UTEP          38- 37      75   +3
          Samantha Richdale      IL St.        37- 38      75   +3
          Gena Johnson           Arkansas      37- 38      75   +3
          Emily Sykes            Alabama       38- 37      75   +3
         *Lina Axelsson          Arkansas      37- 38      75   +3
 
     16   Nicki Morse            Wisconsin     37- 39      76   +4
          Christi Athas          Iowa State    35- 41      76   +4
 
     18   Audrey Gale            Alabama       37- 40      77   +5
          Maria Ohlsson          Missouri      40- 37      77   +5
          Lindsay Davis          Michigan      39- 38      77   +5
          Amy Young              UTEP          40- 37      77   +5
          Ali Stinson            Michigan      41- 36      77   +5
          Jane Lee               Notre Dame    38- 39      77   +5
          Lindsey Hinshaw        Arkansas      36- 41      77   +5
         *Ashley Frey            Texas A&M     37- 40      77   +5
 
     26   Katie Laehn            IL St.        42- 36      78   +6
          Christa Spedding       Texas A&M     38- 40      78   +6
          Stacy Lewis            Arkansas      40- 38      78   +6
          Caitlan Roschek        WMU           38- 40      78   +6
          Garrett Phillips       Augusta St    39- 39      78   +6
          Carina Sorensen        Alabama       38- 40      78   +6
          Laura Olin             Michigan      38- 40      78   +6
          Nikki Hadd             Ole Miss      38- 40      78   +6
          Noriko Nakazaki        Notre Dame    39- 39      78   +6
          Nicole Melton          Texas A&M     38- 40      78   +6
          Ashlie Rose            IL St.        40- 38      78   +6
          Allison Stewart        Nebraska      38- 40      78   +6
          Sarah Bassett          Notre Dame    40- 38      78   +6
          Courtney Mahon         Arkansas      36- 42      78   +6
          Karly Pinder           Iowa State    36- 42      78   +6
          Jill Womble            Kansas        38- 40      78   +6
          Maddie Augustsson      Missouri      38- 40      78   +6
 
     43   Jill Marcum            Iowa          42- 37      79   +7
          Annie Giangrosso       Kansas        40- 39      79   +7
          Lindsay Dunigan        WMU           40- 39      79   +7
          Amanda Costner         Kansas        40- 39      79   +7
          Chelsea Gehring        Nebraska      41- 38      79   +7
          Lindsay McMillan       Wisconsin     38- 41      79   +7
          Valerie De la Cruz     UTEP          36- 43      79   +7
          Mayumi Kobayashi       Wisconsin     41- 38      79   +7
 
     51   Tiffany Woods          Kansas        40- 40      80   +8
          Jennifer Keefe         So. Miss.     38- 42      80   +8
          Candice Satow          O. Roberts    43- 37      80   +8
          Megan George           Alabama       38- 42      80   +8
          Amy Riepma             Iowa          40- 40      80   +8
          Mindy Bullard          Missouri      39- 41      80   +8
          Kelli Strubinger       Missouri      40- 40      80   +8
 
     58   Katie Brophy           Notre Dame    37- 44      81   +9
          Chrissie McArdle       Nebraska      40- 41      81   +9
          Malin Fryk             UTEP          40- 41      81   +9
          Kyla Neal              Texas A&M     39- 42      81   +9
 
     62   Katie Davidson         Ole Miss      39- 43      82  +10
          Megan Hanson           SMS           43- 39      82  +10
          Amy Middleton          Alabama       42- 40      82  +10
          Ashlee Johnson         IL St.        43- 39      82  +10
 
     66   Pamela Ontiveros       O. Roberts    40- 43      83  +11
          Isabelle Gendreau      Michigan      40- 43      83  +11
          Nicole Mackey          So. Miss.     41- 42      83  +11
          Chelsey Pryor          Kansas        38- 45      83  +11
          Melissa Martin         Wisconsin     41- 42      83  +11
          Sharon McAlpine        O. Roberts    40- 43      83  +11
          Melanie Boyles         Iowa          39- 44      83  +11
          Jenna Walter           WMU           41- 42      83  +11
 
     74   Mia Davidsson          So. Miss.     44- 40      84  +12
          Katie Elliott          Wisconsin     40- 44      84  +12
          Missy Linnens          SMS           41- 43      84  +12
          Toni Pyrum             O. Roberts    40- 44      84  +12
          Erin Thorne            WMU           42- 42      84  +12
          Lauren May             Augusta St    42- 42      84  +12
          Jess Shin              Iowa State    40- 44      84  +12
          Katherine Jones        Ole Miss      41- 43      84  +12
          Sarah Kate Cousart     Ole Miss      43- 41      84  +12
          Lilia Maeda            O. Roberts    46- 38      84  +12
          Brooke Hixon           Augusta St    42- 42      84  +12
         *Sarah Trew             Arkansas      40- 44      84  +12
         *Ashley Medders         Arkansas      44- 40      84  +12
 
     87   Merynn Ito             Nebraska      44- 41      85  +13
          Jullianne Kim          UTEP          42- 43      85  +13
          Laura Evans            Ole Miss      40- 45      85  +13
          Maggie Gelber          Iowa          45- 40      85  +13
          Erica Deschamps        WMU           44- 41      85  +13
 
     92   Karen Lotta            Notre Dame    45- 41      86  +14
          Kristen Bragg          Augusta St    40- 46      86  +14
          Kelly Whelan           SMS           46- 40      86  +14
          Kate Meyer             Texas A&M     42- 44      86  +14
 
     96   Patti Hogeboom         Augusta St    42- 45      87  +15
          Ashlea Deener          So. Miss.     45- 42      87  +15
          Natasha Vincent        So. Miss.     41- 46      87  +15
          Elli Brown             Nebraska      46- 41      87  +15
 
    100   Kristen Kosch          SMS           44- 44      88  +16


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