USA’s Ashleigh Ryals Tied For Third In SBC Championships

April 15, 2014 · By · Filed Under Golf, Sun Belt Conference 
Senior Ashleigh Ryals shot 1-over in the first round of the SBC Championships and is tied for third place entering day two. | Photo: usajaguars.com

Senior Ashleigh Ryals shot 1-over in the first round of the SBC Championships and is tied for third place entering day two. | Photo: usajaguars.com

The first round of the Sun Belt Conference Championship saw South Alabama’s Ashleigh Ryals shoot a 1-over par 73 to tie for third place on Monday at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Alabama.

The senior from Gulf Breeze, Florida played the front nine 1-over after she birdied the second but bogeyed the next two holes. Another bogey at the sixth moved her to 2-over but she would birdie the eighth to get back to 1-over. Starting with nine, she would par the next eight holes before she bogeyed the 17th but ended the round with a birdie at the par-five 18th to shoot even par on the back nine.

She will start the second round on Tuesday just three shots off the lead in a tie for third place.

Carianne Wright shot a 3-over par 75 as she is tied for eighth place.

Elisa Axelsen is 6-over and tied for 19th place along with Caroline Beebe. Ingrid Hagen is 7-over tied for 21st.

Troy currently leads the team standings at +3 with Texas State in second place at +12 and USA is tied with Arkansas-Little Rock at +16. Georgia State is +24 in fifth place, Western Kentucky and Lousiana-Monroe are tied for 6th with +28 and Arkansas State is in the eighth and final place at +30.

UALR’s Sofia Barglund and Troy’s Fatima Fern Cano are both tied for first place after shooting a 2-under 70 in the first round.

Hagen will be the first Jaguar on the tee this morning at 9:25am, followed by Beebe at 9:35am, Axelsen at 9:45am, Wright at 9:55am and Ryals at 10:05am.

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