Shaina Rennegarbe leads Salukis on day one of EKU Lady Colonel Classic

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    April 9, 2011

    By Megan Kramper

    RICHMOND, Ky. - The Southern Illinois women's golf team sits in seventh place after darkness suspended play on day one of the EKU Lady Colonel Classic.

    Weather delayed the original start time as golfers did not get out to the course until a 12:10 p.m. ET shot gun start got things underway for an expected 36 holes of golf on Saturday.

    Round two was also delayed and did not start until 2:30 p.m. ET and suspended due to darkness. Golfer will resume the round Sunday morning before beginning the third and final round of 18 holes originally scheduled to be played tomorrow.

    "It was a tough day and we played okay before the three hour delay in the second round and had a rough start after the delay," Head coach Diane Daugherty. "We need to finish strong tomorrow in the remainder of the tournament."

    Shaina Rennegarbe had an impressive first round score of 75 which placed her in a tie for 20th overall.

    Margaret Gilley (t34th), Cassie Rushing (t40th) and Ashleigh Rushing (t55th) all paced the Salukis in round one with a 79.

    Alisha Matthews rounded out the top five Saluki performers with an 89 for a tie for 55th while the team shot an overall 312 in round one.

    Murray State tops the leader board with a 295 overall team score followed by Arkansas State, Morehead State, Toledo, Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky to round out the top six.

    Individually, three Salukis posted first round finishes including Alex Anderson with a 78, Jennifer Bernhardt with a 79, and Amber Phillips finished day one with a 90.



    The Salukis will resume play tomorrow with a shot gun start at 8:30 a.m. ET. at the par 72, 5,801 yard Arlington Golf Course.