May 12, 2004

KEYER-SCOTT IN FIRST AFTER ONE ROUND

NKU junior atop leader board at NCAA II nationals

LONGWOOD, Fla. - Northern Kentucky University women’s golfer Kim Keyer-Scott fired an even-par 72 Wednesday and is in first place after the opening round of the NCAA Division II national championships.

Keyer-Scott, a junior who qualified for the national finals as an individual, finished the first round atop the leader board at the par-72 Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes. She enters the second round of the 72-hole competition with a two-stroke lead over both Mariana De Biase (74) and Elena Robles (74).

“I struggled a bit with my driver,” Keyer-Scott said. “I think it may have been I was just trying to shoot a really good round, but I’m pretty happy with a 72.

“I like the course, and I was very comfortable on it. It reminds me of my home course back in Cincinnati. I’ve started off well, and now if I can just deal with the heat the rest of the week.”

Keyer-Scott is looking to become the first NKU golfer to win the individual national championship. The NCAA Division II national finals will continue through Saturday.

A year ago, Keyer-Scott reached the national finals as an individual and posted a fifth-place finish in that event. Keyer-Scott led after two rounds of the NCAA Division II national championships last spring at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., by shooting 74-77 during the first two days of that event.

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