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Pursell leads Lady Bisons golf team in first round of A-Sun Tournament
Mary Leigh Baker
Mary Leigh Baker

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons golf team is in 10th place after the first round of the Atlantic Sun Women’s Golf Championship at the Victoria Hills Golf Club.

Katie Pursell is leading the Lady Bisons with a first round score of 77, tying her for 16th place Monday.

Mary Leigh Baker is tied for 33rd with an 81.

Brie Rowdon is tied for 41st with an 83. Ashlee Catlin is two strokes behind in 46th place with an 85. Lindsey Beard is fifth with an 87..

Playing on its home course, Stetson posted its best team score in its history with a 298.

Hatter junior, Danielle Jackson, ended the day as the lone golfer among the field of 50 to beat par, shooting a one-under, 71. She finished one shot clear of Campbell’s Belen Diaz Cisneros, a runner-up last year, and ETSU’s Sinead O’Sullivan. Jackson’s teammate, Lauren Cate sits in fourth, two strokes behind at one-over 73. Both Jackson and Cate sprinted out of the gate as Jackson birdied three of the first four holes, while Cate, a freshman, opened her A-Sun Championship with an eagle on the first hole.

Second-round action begins at 7 a.m. with USC Upstate’s Audrey Church and Lipscomb’s Lindsey Beard teeing off the first hole. Fans can follow the action at

The Atlantic Sun website contributed to this story.