Prattville – LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis tossed the game coin as the Prattville Lions cruised to an easy 52-0 homecoming victory over a clearly overmatched Jeff Davis team.
The number two ranked Lions (4-2) pounced early on the Vols, not letting up until 52 points were scored.
Lions quarterback and LSU commitment Sam Gibson ran 30 yards for the first touchdown and Earl Lucas went all the way on a pass from Gibson to make it 14-0. After that the Lions never looked back and were in complete control of the entire game, rendering the Volunteers scoreless.
Twenty-six year old California native and professional golfer Natalie Gulbis tossed the coin to begin the game.
Gulbis is currently playing in the Navistar LPGA Classic held at the RTJ Trail in Prattville. After the second round of play on Friday, five golfers were tied for the first place position: Lorene Ochoa, Yani Tseng, Giulia Sergas, Laura Davies, and 14-year-old golfing phenom Alexis Thompson.
Gulbis is in 53rd place at 2-under-par 142 after both rounds of the tournament. Before the football game, she was unaware of the five-way tie for first place.
“I haven’t looked at the scores, so all I know is that Lorena was at the top when I left the course,” Gulbis said.
Gulbis is 8 strokes off the pace after the second round of play.
“I played okay. But, I have a little bit of room, obviously, between me and the 10-under shots.”
When asked what kind of preparation she would be making for the next round, Gulbis replied, “Toss a coin!”
Article by Melissa Parker
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