Pioneers in Second After Day One of NEC Championship

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Sacred Heart University women's golf team sits seven strokes back of the leader, Fairleigh Dickinson, at the 2011 Northeast Conference Golf Championship at the LPGA International Legends Course.  The Pioneers are currently in second after shooting a collective 317 in the first round on the par-72, 6,065-yard course.

Junior Carly Bergin (Binghamton, N.Y.), Brianna Carnahan (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) and sophomore Garbriella Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) landed in a tie for fifth by each shooting a six-over par 78.  Bergin scored birdies on the par-four 10th and par-five 14th on the back nine of yesterday's round.  Riber was SHU's most consistent golfer, posting identical 39s and made par on 13 holes.

Freshman Jennifer Clinton (Sayville, N.Y.) also scored for the Pioneers with an 83 to put her in a tie for 18th.  Also competing for Sacred Heart, junior Michelle Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) booked an 84 for the day.

FDU claimed the lead through the first 18 holes with a team score of 310.  Saint Francis (PA) took third for the day at 324 and Robert Morris left in fourth with a 331.

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Team Leaderboard
1. Fairleigh Dickinson - 310
2. Sacred Heart - 317
3. Saint Francis (PA) - 324
4. Robert Morris - 331
5. Wagner - 334
6. Monmouth - 336
7. Mount St. Mary's - 341
T-8. Central Connecticut - 345
T-8. Long Island - 345
10. St. Francis (NY) - 371
11. Quinnipiac - 411