Women's Golf Starts Qdoba Invite In Fourth Place

Miami Lakes, Fla.-----Erica Moston shot a two-over par 74 leading San Jose State University to a fourth-place start in the opening round of the Qdoba Invitational women’s golf tournament hosted by the University of Miami.

Moston, the 2007 Western Athletic Conference champion, birdied the 7th hole and had three bogeys on the par 72 Don Shula Golf Course. The junior from Belmont, Calif., is tied for fifth place in the 66-player field.

In the team competition, the Spartans are fourth with a 302 total.

East Carolina was the only team to post a team score under 300 with its first-round 296. Defending champion Louisville and host Miami are tied for second at 300.

“We did not really capitalize on our birdie opportunities and didn’t take advantage of the par 5’s,” said San Jose State coach John Dormann about the first 18 holes of the spring season. As a team, the Spartans were one-under par on the four par 5 holes, the best among the 12 teams in the field.

“Everybody is playing okay, but we want to get somebody shooting around par or better.”

Miami’s Jessica Steward and Grace Thiry of Kansas shared the opening round lead at one-under par 71. No other golfer was under par. Cindy LaCrosse of Louisville and Amber Littman of East Carolina are tied for third at 73.

The Spartans’ Cristina Corpus, Katrina Delen-Briones ad Kanika Minocha are in a group of 10 golfers tied for 19th place at four-over par 76.

The 54-hole tournament continues with 18 holes on February 18 and concludes with 18 holes on February 19.

18 hole results from the Qdoba Invitational Women’s Golf Tournament
Don Shula Golf Course, Miami Lakes, Fla.
Par 72, 6,210 yards

Team scores

1. East Carolina 296
2. Louisville 300
Miami, Fla. 300
5. Kansas 307
Kentucky 307
South Florida 307
Virginia 307
9. New Mexico State 314
10. Mississippi 317
11. Coastal Carolina 322
12. Southern Mississippi 326

Individual leaders
1. Jessica Steward, Miami 71
Grace Thiry, Kansas 71
3. Cindy LaCrosse, Louisville 73
Amber Littman, East Carolina 73
5. Erica Moston, San Jose State 74
Emelie Lind, East Carolina 74
Sara-Maude Juneau, Louisville 74
Louise Ljungstedt, Kentucky 74
Calle Nielson, Virginia 74
Colleen Estes, East Carolina 74
Joy Kim, Virginia 74

Other San Jose State scores
19. Cristina Corpus 76
19. Katrina Delen-Briones76
19. Kanika Minocha 76
32. Kimberly Punyasavatsut 78