Steiner Tied For First After Opening Round in Louisiana
Feb. 9, 2014
BROUSSARD, La. – Sophomore Mackenzie Steiner notched the best round of her young career, carding 1-under 71 to sit tied for first among the individual standings at the LeTriomphe Collegiate Invitational. Steiner paced Stephen F. Austin through the opening 18 holes as the Ladyjacks are tied for sixth overall with a 21-over 309.
Steiner’s 1-under 71 is a new career-best, surpassing her previous low round of 74 set last spring at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. She currently sits in a three-way tie with Louisiana-Monroe’s Alison Knowles and Grand Canyon’s Charlotte Jaengkit as the trio were the only ones to shoot under par in round one.
Senior Aliece Anderson sits second among the SFA competitors, carding a 6-over 78 through the opening 18 holes and is tied for 26th overall. She holds a two-stroke advantage on teammates Ann Holcomb and Piper Kyle, both of which shot an 8-over 80 and are tied for 46th with Rose Marie Henderson (10-over 82) rounding out the Ladyjack scorecard.
As a team, SFA sits in prime position with two rounds to play, tied with rival Sam Houston State for sixth with the 21-over 309. The duo hold a two stroke advantage over eighth-place Arkansas State (23-over 311) and set their sights on host McNeese State, which currently occupies fifth with a 19-over 307.
Louisiana-Monroe sits atop the team standings through the opening 18 holes, shooting a 10-over 298 and holding a four-stroke advantage over second-place Houston Baptist (14-over 302). Fellow Southland Conference rival Lamar (16-over 304) sits third with Grand Canyon (18-over 306) and the Cowgirls rounding out the top-five.
Monday’s second round gets underway at 8 a.m. with SFA teeing off from hole one beginning at 9:20 a.m. The Ladyjacks will be teamed up with Grand Canyon and McNeese State in the second round pairings as Henderson will be the first Ladyjack to tee off, leading up to Steiner’s round getting underway at 9:40 a.m. Full results will be posted at SFAJacks.com as they become available.