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Morgan Tied For 19th After First Round

Oct. 16, 2006

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gonzaga University's women's golf team, competing in its final tournament of the fall season, struggled on the first day of the three-day, 54-hole Prices "Give `Em Five"/New Mexico State University Invitational on Monday.

Mary Kate Morgan was the lone true bright spot for the Bulldogs, carding a 76 to tie for 19th heading into Tuesday's second round of the tournament that features a rare three-day format. Sarah Sheffield was tied for 49th with a 79 as Morgan and Sheffield were the only two Bulldogs to break 80 on the 6,319-yard, par 72 New Mexico State Golf Course.

The Bulldogs found themselves in last place in the 17-team field at 324, six strokes behind No. 16 UC Davis and well behind first-day leader San Jose State University at 296. The Spartans have a 3-stroke lead over Boise State University.

The second round begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, with the final 18 holes scheduled for Wednesday.