May 5, 2011
Vanderbilt shot a first-round 302 at the NCAA East Regional in Daytona Beach, Fla., and is in a tie for 11th place after the first day of play. Sophomore Anna Leigh Keith led the Commodores on Thursday, posting a one-over par, 73.
Keith posted three birdies, 11 pars, and four bogeys in her first 18 holes at the LGPA International. Her three birdies came on holes 10, 11, and 12.
Coastal Carolina is the clubhouse leader after day one with a two-under par, 286, one stroke better than second-place Alabama. Individually, Jessica Negron of Florida State and Jessica Alexander of Coastal Carolina are atop the leaderboard with a three-under par, 69.
The East Regional continues Friday and Saturday, with the top eight teams from the region qualifying for the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, May 18-21.
Head coach Greg Allen Quotes
“Marina and Stratty didn’t hit any greens and ball striking did them in today. We got a solid round by Ed and a fairly solid round by Rene. Grehan made some mistakes coming in, but had it going before the last few holes."
“I think we’ll be just fine…we’ll be patient. No need to panic or freak out. We just need to stick to the process. The mindset and spirit of this team is good.”
“Marina had a lot of good things happen for her on the back nine. We’re hoping for some good things for tomorrow.”