March 28, 2002
BOERNE, Texas -
Tulane shot a six-over-par 304 Thursday and holds a five-shot lead over Texas Tech after one round of the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout 2002. The second annual collegiate women's golf tournament is being held at the Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in Boerne, Texas.
Tulane was led by Kathy Schafer, who shot a 39-34 and stands in a second-place tie in the individual standings with a first-round 73. Middle Tennessee State's Tamara Munsch leads the field of 144 individuals after shooting a par 72 (34-38) Thursday. Texas A&M's McKenzie Dyslin is tied with Schafer in second after carding a 73 (35-38) in the first round.
Trailing Tulane and Texas Tech in the team standings is Baylor, which shot a first round 312. Texas A&M is in fourth with a 313, and Northwestern is in fifth at 315. Rounding out the top 10 are Kent State and Wisconsin (sixth place ‾QUOTE] 317), Missouri and Nebraska (eighth place, 323) and Illinois (10th place, 324).
The teams participating include seven Big 12 schools and three Big 10 schools. The field is as follows: host Baylor, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kent State, Missouri, McLennan C.C., Middle Tennessee, Northwestern, Nebraska, North Texas, Ohio, Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State, Tulane, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UT-Pan American, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.
Baylor was led by junior Hanna-Sofia Svenningsson, who shot a first round 76 and is tied at seventh individually. Senior Nicole Johnson is tied for 13th after carding a 77 Thursday. Rounding out the scoring for the Bears was Tara Bateman (79, 2nd), Melanie Hagewood (80, 32nd) and Kelli McKandless (91, 97th). Baylor's Michaelyn Morgan (79, 22nd) and Jennie Persson (86, 75th) are competing as individuals.
Eleven of the 20 participating teams are currently ranked among the nation's top 70 teams according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin poll (No. 31 Northwestern, No. 32 Kent State, No. 33 Tulane, No. 34 Baylor, No. 51 Texas Tech, No. 52 Wisconsin, No. 55 Missouri, No. 58 Kansas State, No. 62 Iowa State, No. 66 Illinois and No. 67 Nebraska).
The Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout concludes with a final round Friday of 18 holes beginning at 7:30 a.m. CST at Tapatio Springs Golf Resort, a 6,007-yard, par 72 course.