SORRENTO, Fla. -- Augusta State combined for an 8-over 296 Sunday during the first round of the UCF Challenge at RedTail Golf Club outside Orlando. The round marked ASU's first of the Spring, 2011 season.
The Lady Jaguars are in 11th place in the 17-team field, just two shots out of the top 10 and eight strokes off the top five.
ASU sophomore Natalie Wille and freshman Casey Kennedy each shot a 1-over 73 and are tied for 24th. Freshman Christine Duschek-Hansen turned in a 2-over 74 and is tied for 35th. Sophomore Marit Bjerke is 60th after a 4-over 76 and junior Kirsty Rands is 78th after an opening 6-over 78. Junior Katherine James, playing as an individual, had an 86 and is in 90th place.
Tulane booked a 4-under 284 and owns a one-shot lead over Coastal Carolina and a two-stroke advantage over tourney host Central Florida. Kentucky (1-under 287) and Minnesota (even-par 288) round out the top five.
Ashleigh Albrecht of Kentucky and Coastal Carolina's Jessica Alexander fired a pair of 6-under 66's and share the individual lead.
Ket Preamchuen of Kennesaw State is third after a 4-under 68, and UCF's Valentina Fontaine and Haley Stephens of Texas are tied for fifth following 3-under 69's.
The Lady Jags will be paired with South Carolina and Baylor for Monday's second round. Rands is first off No. 10 at 8:30 a.m., followed by Bjerke at 8:39, Duschek-Hansen at 8:48 and Kennedy at 8:57, with Wille anchoring the lineup at 9:06.
Complete, full-field results are available at www.golfstat.com.