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February 24, 2014

Lumberjack Golf on Fire to Start the Spring

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf program finished day one of competition at the Grand Canyon Invitational in first place. The Lumberjacks posted rounds of 298 and 305 in day one led junior Brittany McKee's second place performance. 

"This is a great start to our spring," said head coach Brad Bedortha. "I knew from the way we played in Hawaii and with the addition of Jacquie we could be competitive. To come right out the gates and show it was just great."

The ladies round of 298 was just one point off their season-best round of 297. That round came at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational to end the fall and build some momentum to start the spring.

NAU's hot start was due to some impressive play from the likes of McKee, sophomore Savana Bezdicek and senior Kaitlen Parsons. McKee shot at an average of 74 on day one while Bezdicek and Parsons shot at an average of 74.5, each of them posted low rounds of 73. Bezdicek and Parsons are currently tied for third place.

Sophomore Jacquie LeMarr posted a low round of 76 on day one on the way to an average of 79. Rounding out the group was junior Susana Mejia who finished tied for 40thplace after day one of play.

"Tomorrow to continue this success we need to come out with the same attitude," said Bedortha. "The girls battled some adversity with the heat and walking everywhere but they were able to push through it."

The Lumberjacks will finish up play in Litchfield Park tomorrow beginning at 8:15 a.m.. Live Stats are available for tomorrow's round as well.

"Win or lose I just want the team to play as well as we can," said Bedortha. "I don't judge us to other teams I judge us to us. If we play to our ability we will be competitive and that gives us a chance. If we continue to play like this its going to be a very exciting and fun spring."

Notes: Playing as individuals are, JoAnn Sottile (81,77), Melissa Olson (84,82), and Laura Jabczenski (89,83).