Dornellas' 71 Highlights Lady Tigers' First Day at 'Derby'

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Dornellas' 71 Highlights Lady Tigers' First Day at 'Derby'

AUBURN, Ala. — LSU junior golfer Isabel Dornellas posted a career low round of 1-under 71 Friday in the first round of “The Derby” Invitational women’s golf tournament at the Auburn University Club.

Dornellas had previously had fired even-par rounds of 72 on two occasions in the fall of 2001, before the junior from Rio De Janeiro opened the 54-hole tournament with a 2-under back nine and had a chance to finish the front nine at even par before bogeying the ninth hole, her 18th of the round.

Dornellas is in a group tied for seventh place at 1-under par. Diana Ramage of Auburn and Summer Sirmons of Georgia are tied for the individual lead at 3-under par 69. In all, 13 golfers posted rounds of even par or better on the opening day.

The Lady Tigers stand in 13th place after the first round with a 23-over par 311 as LSU struggled home after posting a 4-over score over the first nine holes. Tennessee is the first-round leader at 1-over 289, two shots better than Auburn at 291 and it is three shots more back to Texas and Duke at 294.

Brooke Shelton of LSU also had a good start with a 3-over par 75 and is in a group tied for 26th place. LSU’s other counting scores were an 81 from Devon Day and an 84 from Rebecca Struthers.

“The Derby” Invitational
Auburn, Ala.

First Round Team Results (Par 288)
1. Tennessee 289 +1; 2. Auburn 291 +3; 3. Texas 294 +6; 3. Duke 294 +6; 5. Southern California 296 +8; 5. Arizona 296 +8; 7. Georgia 298 +10; 8. South Carolina 299 +11; 9. Oklahoma State 300 +12; 10. Florida 303 +15; 11. Vanderbilt 308 +20; 12. TCU 310 +22; 13. LSU 311 +23.

Top 5 Individuals (Par 72)
1. Diana Ramage, Auburn, 69 -3; 1. Summer Sirmons, Georgia, 69 -3; 3. Leigh Anne Harden, Auburn, 70 -2; 3. Annie Thurman, Oklahoma State, 70 -2: 3. Jessica Reese, Texas, 70 -3; 3. Golda Johansson, Tennessee, 70 -2.

LSU Individuals
t7. Isabel Dornellas 37-34 — 71 -1
t26. Brooke Shelton 39-36 — 75 +3
t59. Devon Day 43-38 – 81 +9
t71. Rebecca Struthers 44-40 – 84 +12
74. Erin Sarver 47-40 – 87 +15