The University of Tennessee Lady Vol golf team stepped back onto the course

Monday, following a winter break, and finished the first 18 holes of the

Arizona Wildcat Invitational in 13th place. Tennessee carded a team total

301 on the par 72, 6,003-yard Randolph Park North Country Club in Tucson,


Sophomore Young-A Yang started the spring with a one-over 73 in the first

round. She sits is a tie for 19th place heading into the second day of the

54-hole event. Freshman Erin Simmons and junior Anna Umermura were just one

shot back with 74s on the day (T26), freshman Rosanna Zernatto shot a 76

(T47) and sophomore Carrie Cole and senior Stacey Bergman both entered the

clubhouse with a round of 78 (T69). The team's total of 301 was the

second-lowest single-round score this season for UT and Umemura's 74 was

the lowest round of the year.

Duke's Beth Bauer lead the individual hunt, firing a five-under 67, while

sixth-ranked Stanford is on top to the team standings with a total of 284.

No. 2/1 Duke is second (289) and tournament host Arizona is third.

The event will continue through Wednesday.

Men also hit the links

The University of Tennessee men's golf team is currently tied for eighth

place with SEC competitor LSU, after posting rounds of 289-312-601. The

Vols fell from fourth place after one round at the Sawgrass Country Club, a

par 72, 6,895-yard course in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Freshman Clemens Conrad-Prader and sophomore Andrew Black are leading the

Vols with a 36-hole total of 150, placing them tied for 25th. Senior

Derrick Centers, who was tied for third after 18 holes, is currently tied

for 29th after shooting rounds of 70-81-151.

Florida is the current leader posting the only score under par for the day.

The Gators are followed closely by host North Florida.

Florida's Camilo Benedetti is holding the individual lead after posting

impressive marks of 67-71-138, six under par. Following closely are North

Florida's duo of David Bennett and Kevin Mock, who are tied for second

place. Alex Rocha (Miss. State), Jess Daley (Northwestern), and Bubba

Dickerson (Florida) round out the top individuals.