Marie Coors Shoots One Over Par in the 1st Round of the NCAA Championships
Coors finishes the first day in a tie for third place with three rounds to go
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University women's golf standout Marie Coors settled down after a rough first four holes and posted one over par 72 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Championships at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C. (Par 71; 5,928 yards). Coors will begin Thursday's second round in a six-way tie for third place, two strokes behind the leader Tina Yang (70) of California Baptist, and one stroke behind second place Hally Leadbetter (71) of Rollins College.
Coors who shot three over par through the first four holes – which included a bogey and a triple bogey – regrouped and shot two under par for the final 14 holes of her round following a triple bogey on the par three fourth hole.
"I made a few errors out there today but I bounced back with a couple of birdies," said Coors. "I made a lot of really good par putts and hit some good iron shots as well. So, overall, I thought it was a great day."
A freshman from Gross-Zimmern, Germany, Coors got to one over par with a birdie on the 13th hole. She had an opportunity to get even for the day, however posted a bogey one hole later. Coors then shot par on the next three holes before getting back to one over par with a birdie on 18.
"It's always nice to post a solid score on day one, and that's exactly what Marie did," said Saint Leo head women's golf coach Tommy Baker. "She stayed very composed throughout the round despite an early triple bogey. She stayed patient and it paid off."
Coors will tee off on Thursday at 10:10 a.m.
She is the second Saint Leo golfer in the past three years to take part in the event as an individual. Goeun Lee finished 29th in the 2012 National Championships.
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