Lee Finishes First Round in 16th on Day One of NCAA DII Women’s Golf Championship

Lee Finishes First Round in 16th on Day One of NCAA DII Women’s Golf Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Goeun Lee sits eight strokes behind the leader after the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Golf National Championships.  Lee fired an eight-over 80 on day one, finishing in a tie for 16th with seven other competitors after the opening round on the par-72 6283 yard Persimmon Ridge Golf Course in Louisville, Ky.

Overall, Nova Southeastern holds onto the top team position after day one, bringing in a score of 20-over 308.  Florida Southern sits in second with a score of 26-over 314, and Central Oklahoma finds themselves in third after carding a 34-over 322.

Individually, Abbey Gittings sits in the coveted top slot after firing an even-par 72 after the initial 18.  Her teammate, Daniela Ortiz, sits in a close second with a one-over 73, followed by Florida Southern's Melanie Audette in third with a first round total of two-over 74.

Participating in the tournament as an individual competitor, and the first women's golfer from Saint Leo to earn a trip to nationals, Lee will continue her journey on Thursday morning, May 17, when she tees off on the first hole at 10:20 a.m.

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