Gilbert Leads Miami on Day One at ACC Championships

Gilbert Leads Miami on Day One at ACC Championships

April 16, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Shelby Gilbert carded a five-over par 76 to lead the University of Miami on day one at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships Friday at the Sedgefield Country Club. Sedgefield, the site where the Atlantic Coast Conference was founded in May of 1953, is hosting its second straight women’s championship.


Wake Forest leads after the first 18 holes posting a 286. The Demon Deacons sit two-over for the championship, which is two strokes better than Virginia and Duke who are both tied for second at four-over par 288. Maryland (299), Florida State (301) and NC State (301) finish out the top five. Miami is eighth.


Duke’s Alison Whitaker leads the field after firing an opening round two-under 69. Gilbert is tied for 21st. She shot one-over par 36 on the front nine with two birdies. She shot four-over par on the back nine is five-over for the tournament.


Sophomore Begona Sarabia is 34th after shooting nine-over par 80. She was five-over par on the front nine but turned in a pair of birdies on holes 5 and 6. She shot four-over par on the back nine.


Juniors Christina Hirano and Maria Ronderos are both tied for 35th place after both shot 10-over par 81. Ronderos started out three-over on the front side with a birdie on hole 4. She shot seven-over on the back nine. Hirano shot four –over and six-over on the front nine and back nine.


Freshman Melanie Kleiner rounded out Miami’s five by shooting an 89.


The 54-hole tournament continues with the second round on Saturday at the par-71, 6,355-yard course. The Hurricanes are paired with Florida State and Boston College during Saturday’s second round which will tee off at 8:30 a.m.

Live scoring of the tournament will be on

ACC Select will broadcast a free webcast of the championship with coverage of the No. 17 and No. 18 holes. The broadcast is slated to begin at approximately 1 p.m. during Saturday and Sunday’s rounds.


Day One Results

1. Wake Forest                     286(+2)

T2. Duke                                288 (+4)

T2. Virginia                           288 (+4)

4. Maryland                           299 (+15)

T5. Florida State                  301 (+17)

T5. NC State                         301 (+17)

7. North Carolina                 302 (+18)

8. Miami                                318 (+34)

9. Boston College               324 (+40)


Individual Results

T21 Shelby Gilbert              76 (+5)

34 Begona Sarabia             80 (+9)

T35 Christina Hirano          81 (+10)

T35 Maria Ronderos           81 (+10)

45 Melanie Kleiner              89 (+18)