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Rollins Opens NCAA Regional in Seventh
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 05/06/2012

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PACE, Fla. (May 6, 2012) - Sixth-ranked Rollins turned in a first round 312 Sunday and sits seventh after the first round of the NCAA Division II Super Region Tournament.

The Tars are 10 shots back in the star-studded event that has all nine teams ranked nationally. Second-ranked Florida Southern leads the field after a 302 and is followed by third-ranked Lynn, just a shot back. Barry (305) is third while 13th-ranked Saint Leo and top-ranked Nova Southeastern each shot 308 and are tied for fourth.

Fabia Rothenfluh leads the way for Rollins, sitting in tied for 14th after a 76. She bogeyed two of the first three holes and suffered a double on the eighth. She rebounded on the back with two birdies and two bogeys.

Kayla Sciupider is a shot back in a tie for 17th. The freshman started with a birdie on the first hole to set the tone and added another on the 17th. Fellow youngster Clara Teixeira is tied for 22nd, shooting an opening 78. Kristen Garabedian shot an 81 and is tied for 35th while Elin Marcsdottir turned in an 83 and is alone in 41st.

Abbey Gittings of Nova Southeastern was the only player under par and leads the tournament after a first round 69.

Play continues through Tuesday at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla. with West Florida serving as host.

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