Feb. 22, 2009
The University of New Mexico women's golf team is in 11th place after the first round of the Wildcat Invitational being played in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. The Lobos shot a 21-over 309 on the par-72, 6,146-yard Nicklaus Legacy Course at the Peninsula Golf Club.
New Mexico trails first-round leader UCLA by 22 shots. The top-ranked Bruins have an 8-shot lead over Arizona State. Oklahoma State and Tulane share fourth place in a 17-team field that features nine teams ranked in the top-25.
UNM junior Jodi Ewart was her usual steady self, shooting an even-par 72. She is tied for sixth place with Tulane's Ashley McKenney and UCLA's Maria Jose Uribe.
Arizona State's Juliana Murcia has the individual lead at 5-under 67. She has a 2-stroke lead over Pia Halbig from California and UCLA's Stephanie Kono.
Second-round action begins Monday at 8 a.m. Complete results can be found at www.golfstat.com.