2012 Angelo State Concho River Classic
Location: Tierra Verde Golf Club • San Angelo, Texas
Round One Result: A&M-Commerce is seventh after round one (26-over 314)
Top Performer: Chantry McMahan tied for fourth with 1-over 73
Up Next: Final Round • Tuesday, Sept. 18 • 8:30 a.m.
SAN ANGELO, Texas – A&M-Commerce returned to the links Monday morning, posting a seventh-place finish after the opening round of the 2012 Angelo State Concho River Classic at the Tierra Verde Golf Club. The Lions shot a 26-over 314 in round one, trailing a pair of Lone Star Conference rivals by five strokes for a tie for fifth.
Junior Chantry McMahan continued her strong start to the season, tying her season-low with a 1-over 73 in round one, highlighted by a 2-under 34 on the back nine. McMahan is tied for fourth in the individual standings and has a six shot lead on junior teammate Haley Green, who posted a 7-over 79 in her first action of the season.
Junior Sara Diaz sits one stroke back of Green, posting an 8-over 80 as the duo each shot a 3-over 39 over the opening nine holes. Freshman Ali Leasor is two shots back after registering a 10-over 82 and leads junior teammate Chelsea McCoy by two shots after her opening round 12-over 84.
The Lions, playing their second tournament of the season, remain in the middle of the pack among the 13-team field, holding a four-stroke advantage over eighth-place Cameron (30-over 318) and lead ninth-place Western Washington (33-over 321) by seven shots. A&M-Commerce remains within striking distance of its first top-five finish of the season, sitting five shots back of both Incarnate Word and host Angelo State (21-over 309), who are tied for fifth after the opening 18 holes.
St. Edward's has taken control of the top spot after round one, shooting a 9-over 297 and holding a three-stroke advantage on Midwestern State (12-over 300). Newman sits in third (15-over 303) with LSC rival Tarleton State in fourth (16-over 304), leading both the Cardinals and Rambelles by five shots with 18 holes to play.
Tuesday's final round gets underway at 8:30 a.m. as A&M-Commerce will be teamed up with Cameron and Western Washington in the final round pairings. Full results will be posted at LionAthletics.com as they become available.
Angelo State Concho River Classic Round One Results
|T-4th||Chantry McMahan||39-34=73 (+1)|
|T-28th||Haley Green||39-40=79 (+7)|
|T-34th||Sara Diaz||39-41=80 (+8)|
|T-42nd||Ali Leasor||40-42=82 (+10)|
|T-49th||Chelsea McCoy||42-42=84 (+12)|
|T-62nd||Holly Jenkins||43-46=89 (+17)|
Players who competed as individuals in italics