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Women's Golf Sixth After Opening Round

March 11, 2006

SEBRING, Fla. - Gonzaga University was in sixth place after 18 holes of the Northern Illinois University Springlake Invitational on Friday, the Bulldogs shooting a 306 over the Springlake Golf Course layout.

Mary Kate Morgan paced the Bulldogs with a 75 while Gonzaga also got strong play from Jennifer Swanson (76), Sarah Sheffield (77), Lauren Phillips (78) and Lacey Jo Manwaring (80). All are within the top 10 as there was a five-player logjam for ninth at 74.

Nova Southeastern leads the team race with a 293 for a 6-shot edge over Barry University. Johanna Saderstrom of Barry is the first-day leader with a 67 for a 1-stroke lead over Brittany Bertilson of Florida Gulf Coast.

Play concludes Saturday.

Team Standings1. Nova Southeastern     2932. Barry University      299   Florida Gulf Coast    2994. Northern Illinois     3005. Lynn University       3046. Gonzaga University    3067. Wichita State         3098. Texas State           3159. South Dakota St.      31610. St. John's (NY)      31711. Creighton            31812. Old Dominion         32413. Missouri-Kansas City 32614. Northern Iowa        32815. Florida Tech         33116. Evansville           33317. North Daota St.      34318. Boston University    345 

Top Individuals1. Johanna Saderstrom, Barry 672. Brittany Bertilson, Fl. Gulf Coast 683. Lina Bjorklund, NSU 70 Christine Brijalba, Texas St. 705. Daniela Jacobelli, Fl. Tech 71 Lisa Bailey, NIU 71

Gonzaga Results Mary Kate Morgan 75Jennifer Swanson 76Sarah Sheffield 77Lauren Phillips 78Lacey Jo Manwaring 80