March 20, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The St. John’s women’s golf team started its 2010 spring season on fire Saturday, carding a first-round 307 to seize control of first place in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate at Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Va.
St. John’s opened its 2010 spring slate in William & Mary’s tournament one week after rain washed out last weekend’s EKU El Diablo Intercollegiate in Citrus Springs, Fla.
At 19-over 307, the Red Storm holds a one-stroke lead over William & Mary and Longwood, who sit tied for second at 308.
“I felt that the team played well for the first event of the spring season,” head coach Ambry LaRosa said. ”It was a great first round by Lois and Renee. They both played well. I feel like some of the other girls had a good ball-striking day. They just weren’t able to have as much success around the greens. But that will come as we get some more time out on the course and more tournament rounds in.”
STJ seniors Renee Cloutier and Lois Kim led the way for the Red Storm on Saturday. Cloutier is tied for fourth place after shooting 1-over 73. Kim is in sixth place at 2-over 74. Mariana Barrios is tied for 24th at 79 (+7) and Michelle Romano is tied for 35th at 81 (+9). Ellen Oswald carded an 84 (+12) and sits tied for 56th. Samantha Tejada and Ashley Szewczuk each shot 92 (+20).
Old Dominion’s Samantha Morrell leads all individuals at 3-under 69. Megan Leineweber of Radford and Eunice Yim of Boston College are tied for second at even-par 72.
The Red Storm will look to defend its lead in the second round. Play begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.