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 Golfstat.com.
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)
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)