Bears with Seven-Stroke Advantage After 18 at UALR Classic
Senior Emma Clegg enters Tuesday in a three-way tie for first place.
Senior Emma Clegg enters Tuesday in a three-way tie for first place.

March 25, 2013

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- A late start to the UALR Women's Golf Classic on Monday (March 25) didn't faze the Missouri State women's golf team as it jumped out to a seven-stroke lead following the first 18 holes at the Diamante Country Club. The Bears controlled the first round of play placing three athletes in a crowded top 10.

Several teams were unable to complete the second round and will finish the remaining holes on Tuesday morning, along with the third and final round. Both the second and third rounds will be scored in tomorrow's final results.

Missouri State senior Emma Clegg helped put the Bears out front as she entered the second round in a three-way tie for first place with Sam Houston State's Nicole Budnik and Georgina Mundy of North Texas. At 2-over-74, the leaders after Round 1 held a two-shot advantage over the rest of the field.

Joining Clegg in the top 10 was sophomore Megan Thompson, who is just four strokes behind the lead group at 78. After 18 holes, Thompson is in a three-way tie for fifth place.

Fighting for a spot in the top 10, a total of eight golfers posted 79s to enter Tuesday in an eight-way tie for eighth. Among that group was sophomore Chiara Citterio at 7-over for the first round.

Rounding out the Bears' five were freshmen Lindsey Eisenreich (t-23rd), who recorded an 81 on Monday, and Megan Furnish (t-51st), who registered a 12-over-84.

Missouri State (312) leads the field of 15 teams with Central Arkansas and North Texas currently in a deadlock for second at 319. Also in the top five of the team standings is host UALR (323), Middle Tennessee State (324) and Sam Houston State (324).



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