KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -
Texas A&M women's golf seniors Mary Michael Maggio and Sarah Beth Davis
shot one and two-under par, respectively, Friday during the first round of the
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship to help the Aggies sit in a tie for first
The tournament, hosted by the University of Tennessee at
the Holston Hills Country Club, has A&M tied atop the field alongside Penn
State with a score of 291 (+3) after the first round. Tennessee and UTSA are
tied for third place with a score of 292 (+4) and Purdue (+5), Florida State
(+6), Northwestern (+6), Mississippi State (+9), Iowa State (+10), Furman
(+12), East Carolina (+14), Miami (+20), Chattanooga (+23), Memphis (+25),
James Madison (+26) and Kentucky (+35) fall behind successively.
Davis is currently tied for second place individually
with two other golfers after opening the tournament with a round of 70 (-2).
Maggio is close behind with a score of 71 (-1) placing her in a fifth-place tie.
Maggio's performance included six birdies with four on the front nine. Davis
played with a steady hand during much of the opening round as she carded four
Junior Natalie Reeves and sophomore Patricia Garcia each
ended the day with a score of 75 (+3), while junior Chelsea Mocio rounded out
the A&M contingency with a score of 79 (+7).
The second round of the tournament begins Saturday at 8
a.m. (CST). The Aggies are paired with Penn State and Tennessee and will tee
off from the first hole beginning at 9:40 (CST). Live scoring for the event is
available at GolfStat.com.