KAPOLEI, Hawaii Sophomore Melanie De Leon shot a one-over 73 to lead the Wolf Pack women’s golf team into a tie for fifth place after the first round at the Kent Youel Invitational, being held Oct. 24-25 at the par 72, 6,138-yard Kapolei Golf Course.
De Leon is tied for fourth place and is three strokes off the lead of SMU’s Lacy Jones, who carded a two-under 70 on Tuesday. Jones holds a one-stroke lead over San Francisco’s Jessica Potter (71).
As a team, Nevada turned in a 19-over 307 in the first round and is tied with Long Beach State for fifth place. San Francisco leads the 16-team Kent Youel Invitational after shooting a nine-over 297 in Tuesday’s first round. The Dons hold a five-stroke lead over second-place New Mexico State (302), while SMU (305), Boise State (306), Nevada (307) and Long Beach State (307) round out the top five teams.
For Nevada, senior Nicole de Gennaro is tied for 20th after turning in a five-over 77 in the first round, while senior Kelly Burke stands in a tie for 30th at six-over 78. Redshirt freshman Pamela Abreu and junior Jennie Pleas are both tied for 38th after carding 79s in Tuesday’s first round.
Teams started the second round of continuous play on Tuesday afternoon with final results from the day expected after press time. The final round begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Hawaii Time on Wednesday morning. Complete results and a recap of the Kent Youel Invitational will be available at www.nevadawolfpack.com.