KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Oklahoma States eighth-ranked Cowgirl Golf team is tied for the team lead with the Swedish Junior National team after the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Womens Collegiate Championship here Sunday afternoon at the Fox Den Country Club. OSU and the Swedish Jr. Nationals both carded a 3-over-par 291.
The Cowgirls have a pair of golfers tied for second place individually. Junior Jenny Karr and freshman Ashley Knoll each recorded a 1-under 71s on the day. Another Cowgirl, freshman Mallory Underwood, finished at even par during the first round.
Karr was 2-over after four holes, but shot even par over the next eight holes before hitting back-to-back birdies on holes 13 and 14 to return to even. She finished with a birdie on the par-5 18th hole.
Knoll did the exact opposite, with the same result. After carding birdies on holes four and seven, she entered the back nine at 2-under. However, she bogeyed holes 10 and 15 to balance out at even before birdying the final hole.
The tournament will continue on Monday with another round of 18 holes, and conclude on Tuesday with a final round of 18.
Mercedes-Benz Womens Collegiate Championship
Fox Den Country Club Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 19-21, 2003 par 72 6,201 yards
1. OKLAHOMA STATE 291
Swedish Jr. National Team 291
3. Ohio State 296
5. Georgia 299
6. Tennessee 300
7. LSU 301
Michigan State 301
9. UNLV 303
10. South Carolina 304
11. Arkansas 305
12. Northwestern 307
13. Alabama 310
15. Kent State 311
16. Penn State 318
17. Virginia 327
1. Pernilla Lindberg, Swedish Jr. 70
2. Jenny Karr, Oklahoma State 71
Ashley Knoll, Oklahoma State 71
Adrienne Gautreaux, South Carolina 71
Mary Ellen Jacobs, Tulane 71
Lisa Tyler, Georgia 71
7. Mallory Underwood, Oklahoma State 72
Dayna Burleigh, Michigan State 72
Courtney Mahon, Arkansas 72
Kelly Robb, Northwestern 72