Pilar Scenna shoots first-round 75 for CU women
Monday, March 11, 2019
Pilar Scenna shoots first-round 75 for CU women
Maria Pilar Scenna shot an opening-round 75, tied for sixth, Monday at the Skyhawk Invitational. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Maria Pilar Scenna carded a three-over par 75 while junior Raquel Romero Valverde shot four-over 76, helping Cumberland women’s golf to a fifth-place showing at the Skyhawk Invitational in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Pilar Scenna posted 14 pars, tied for second-most in the field, en route to her three-over 75, tied for sixth individually. The Marbella, Spain, native trails the leader, Lindsey Wilson’s Courtney Vincent, by six strokes but is just three shots from third place.

Romero Valverde netted four birdies in her round of four-over 76, tied for the second-most among the 76 players in the field. The Palafrugell, Spain, native stands tied for 11th.

Junior Ana Laura Pages Preuss posted a five-over par 77, collecting one of two eagles among the 76 players, and added another birdie on a par-5. The Mallorca, Spain, native is tied for 14th overall.

Freshman Maggie Anderson registered two birdies and shot even on the par-5’s, carding a first-round 84 for 48th. Senior Anna Leigh Cleveland carded an 86 on the first 18 holes, tied for 50th.

The second and final round takes place Tuesday on the Lake Course at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain.

t6. Maria Pilar Scenna – 75
t11. Raquel Romero Valverde – 76
t14. Ana Laura Pages Preuss – 77
48. Maggie Anderson – 84
t50. Anna Leigh Cleveland – 86

1. Southeastern University – 303
2. Lindsey Wilson – 305
t3. Thomas University – 311
t3. Point University – 311
5. Cumberland University – 312
6. Faulkner University – 313
7. Tennessee Wesleyan – 318
8. Truett-McConnell – 320
9. Milligan College – 321
10. Reinhardt University – 324
11. Brenau University – 331