Three FIU Golfers Sit in Top 20 after Day 1 of C-USA Championship

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – FIU freshmen Valentina Gilly, Agueda Cortilla-Mas and Carolina Andrade-Guzman all sit in the Top 20 as the Panthers shot 18-over 308 putting them eighth after day one of the Conference USA Championships, held at the Verandah Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida. The championship is being played on The Old Orange course, set up for par 72 and 6,194 yards this week. Gilly, Cortilla-Mas and Andrade-Guzman all shot 4-over 76 – two strokes away from being in the top 10. Western Kentucky’s Georgina Blackman low-round of 3-under 69 was the best of the day. Gilly, playing at the No. 1 spot, started slowly carding a 4-over 40 on the back nine where she began. She regrouped to shoot even-par 36 on the front nine. She birdied once and recorded seven pars to finish 4-over. Cortilla-Mas started off going even-par 36 on the back nine when she birdied three times on holes 13, 15 and 16. The front nine played a little tougher as she shot 4-over 40 to finish 4-over on the day. Andrade-Guzman also posted a 4-over 40 on the back nine to begin with, but settled in on her last nine holes on the front nine. She carded two birdies and made par on five of the other seven holes to shoot even-par 36 and also finish 4-over for the day. Rounding out the scoring for FIU was sophomore Diana Velez, who shot an 8-over 80 and sits tied for 40th. Senior Katerina Krasova was two-over par 38 on the back nine where she began, but ended at nine-over (81) for her opening round. FIU will tee off in the last group of the day, paired with Southern Miss and North Texas on the 10th hole, beginning at 8:50 a.m. Live stats, through Golfstat.com, are posted at FIUSports.com. Print Friendly Version

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