GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG junior women’s golfer Berglind Bjornsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Menntaskolinn I Reykjavik) holds the individual lead after round one of the JMU/Eagle Invitational Friday at the Eagle Landing Golf Club in Orange Park, Fla. Round two begins Tuesday with the Spartans’ tee times set for 8:45-9:21 a.m. for the second of three rounds.
Bjornsdottir is tied for the lead with Emily Brooks of Elon after posting a career-low score of 3-under 69 Friday. Her 69 score is the first of her career under par and three shots better than her previous low-mark of 72 set on two occasions, once as a freshman at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate and once last season at the Cougar Classic. She posted five birdies and only two bogeys on the round to go along with her 11 pars.
Sophomore Sammie Buchanan (Bluffton, S.C./Bluffton) also had a strong first round score as she is tied for sixth place overall. Buchanan posted an even-par 72 in round one and is tied with five other golfers at even par, three shots off the lead. She posted three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey on the afternoon to go along with her 13 par scores.
Bjornsdottir and Buchanan give the Spartans two players in the top six of the tournament, joining only first round leader Delaware with that distinction. The Blue Hens lead the event with a 3-over par 291 while Georgia State was second with a 292 and Elon was third with a 293. The Spartans are tied for 13th place overall with a first round score of 18-over par 306.