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Vitoria Teixeira is tied for fifth place following the first day of the CAA Women's Golf Championships.
Courtesy: Mark Campbell

Delaware Women’s Golfers in Third Place, Three Blue Hens in Top 10 After First Day of CAA Championships

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 04/18/2014
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SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Three Blue Hens finished the day among the top 10 individuals as the University of Delaware women’s golf team sits in third place on Friday following the first day of the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Championships.

College of Charleston leads the nine-team field with a first round total of 302, while UNCW sits in second place with a 310 score. The Blue Hens carded a 311 and are just one shot behind the Seahawks in third place, while William & Mary is fourth at 315.

Blue Hen freshman Vitoria Teixeira fired a four over par 38-38-76 during her opening round on the par 72, 6,066-yard Reserve Club course at St. James Plantation, ending the day tied for fifth place in the individual standings. Teixeira was three over par through two holes, but closed her front nine with six pars and a birdie on seven. She then added seven pars during another two over par back nine.

UD sophomore Vimonthip Benjasupawan is tied for seventh place following Friday’s action after she carded a five over par 39-38-77. Benjasupawan recorded her lone birdie on 11, and also added 11 pars on the day.

Junior Amanda Terzian also is tied for seventh place in the standings, after posting a five over par 36-41-77. Terzian birdied 3, 4 and 11 while moving to one under par through 13, and after carding a pair of sevens, she rebounded with three pars to finish five over.

Delaware freshman Grace Chua fired a nine over par 41-40-81 during her opening round, ending the day tied for 19th place. Chua posted nine pars on Friday before closing her round with a birdie on the final hole. Redshirt sophomore Andi Slane carded a 15 over par 46-41-87, and will enter Saturday’s second round in 40th place.

Laura Fuenfstueck of College of Charleston holds a three-shot lead with her even par opening round 72.

The second round of the CAA Championships will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, before the tournament concludes on Sunday.

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