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USF Women's Golf in Fourth Place After Opening Round of Papa John's Collegiate

Feb. 18, 2007

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(Miami Lakes, FL) - USF women's golf opened the 2007 Spring Season at the Papa John's Collegiate hosted by Miami and shot an opening round 316, good for fourth place with 36 holes remaining at Don Shula's Golf Course. Louisville leads the tournament at 308, followed by San Jose State at 312 and East Carolina at 314. The host Hurricanes round out the top five at 317 on the par-72 course playing at 6,317 yards.

Freshman Natasha Podmore owns a share of fourth place after opening with a 77, while junior Jessica Potter is tied for 10th with a 78. Potter recorded her first hole in one in collegiate competition on the 174 yard No. 13, using a four-iron. It was the first ace by a Don since Lisa Chen (2000-03) accomplished the feat at the 2000 Pioneer Bruin Classic.

"This was a round where we showed some signs of rust, but we picked up towards the end of the round," USF head coach Josh Cupp said. "We all hit the ball reasonably well, but we left a lot of shots out there around the greens. Tomorrow I look for us to battle back and grind it out."

San Francisco opens second round action Monday with an 8:00 AM (ET) shotgun start. Log on to USFDons.com for results and recap of all the day's action.