Women's Golf
Jensen Castle, Marissa Wenzler Tied for Fourth Place after Clemson Invitational First Round

Jensen Castle, Marissa Wenzler Tied for Fourth Place after Clemson Invitational First Round

SUNSET, S.C. – Two Wildcats are tied for fourth place on the individual leaderboard, while the University of Kentucky women’s golf team is in a share of seventh place on a 2-over after the first round at the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, South Carolina. 

Kentucky scored in pairs Friday, as graduate students Jensen Castle and Marissa Wenzler are tied for fourth place after turning in first rounds of 3-under, respectively, and freshman Cathryn Brown and senior Laney Frye share 61st place on first rounds of 4-over, respectively. 

Their combined scores helped UK to a 2-over-par 290 tournament total to share seventh place with Michigan State. UK is just two shots off the top five and five shots off the top three.  

Vanderbilt sits in first place on an 8-under, holding a five shot lead over Clemson and Texas A&M, who are in a tie for second place on 3-unders, respectively. 

Just two weeks ago, Castle and Wenzler paced the team at the end of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, which also was in South Carolina. Now, they’re leading the team once again, both just five shots off the lead. 

Castle, who is a West Columbia, South Carolina, native, recorded a team-high six birdies Friday, including earning four birdies and six pars in her final nine holes of the round. She suffered three bogeys in a four-hole stretch on hole Nos. 10-13 but never fell more than 1-over on the round. Meanwhile, Wenzler suffered just one blemish during her entire round, taking a double on the par-4 No. 10, while she completed her scorecard with five birdies and 12 pars.  

Castle and Wenzler are chasing after Anna Morgan of Furman, who is in the lead on a 8-under-par 64. 

Sitting in a share of 61st place on a pair of 4-over first rounds are Brown and Frye.  

Brown, who is competing in just the third lineup in her career, had a brutal start to the round, sitting at 7-over through her first 12 holes on five bogeys and a double. However, she powered through to turn in three birdies and a bogey in her final four holes. Frye, who led the team through the first six tournaments this season, had an uncharacteristic round, tallying a trio of doubles, a trio of birdies and one bogey. 

Brooke Oberparleiter, a freshman like Brown, recorded a 7-over-par 79 on six bogeys and a double on the par-5 No. 17. She is competing in her first lineup this spring.  

Kentucky will tee off in the second round Saturday at 9:10 a.m. ET off the first tee, paired with Furman, Michigan State and Ohio State. 

Live scoring during the remainder of the tournament can be accessed here.   

For the latest on the Kentucky women’s golf team, follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com. 

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