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    Women's Golf Sits in Third-Place after Day One of Loyola Invitational
     

     
    Alex Perez
     
    Alex Perez
     
     

    April 21, 2012

    First-Round Results Get Acrobat Reader

    CHICAGO - Freshmen Alex Perez and Elizabeth Curtiss both finished the day in the individual top-five, pacing the UIC women's golf team in the opening round of the Loyola Invitational at the Golf Club of Illinois Saturday. The Flames enter Sunday's final round in third-place, six strokes ahead of Green Bay.

    Perez shot an eight-over par 79, finishing the round in third-place individually. Meanwhile, Curtiss shot 82, and sits in a fourth-place tie. Freshman Kayla Stueland carded a 12-over par 83, and is tied for seventh-place. Cherise Mangal (94) and Casey Hahn (97) finished 23rd and 25th, respectively. Lindsay Purpura competed individually, and shot 92. Collectively, the Flames shot a single-round total of 338.

    "Overall, it was a pretty good performance today," said head coach Carol Rhoades. "We had a lot of really good holes, and I'm pretty satisfied with our team score. At the same time, we felt like we left some strokes out there, and we know that we can improve tomorrow."

    Loyola sits in first-place entering Sunday's final round (324), two strokes ahead of second-place Valparaiso (326). Green Bay is in fourth, with a single-round team total of 344. The Ramblers' Ann Vrdolyak ended round one as the top individual, shooting a three-over par 74.

    Sunday's final round is set to begin at 9 a.m., from the Golf Club of Illinois.