GREENVILLE, N.C. – Freshman Jennifer Link shot an even-par 72 on Friday to sit in a tie for 13th after the first round at the Taco Bell Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament hosted by East Carolina at Bradford Creek Golf Club.
Link was three under par with seven holes to play on Friday, sitting near the top of the leaderboard. However, she bogeyed three of the remaining holes to finish even par and sit six shots behind first round leader Ashley Hovda of Western Carolina. Link is three shots out of second place.
UNCG sits in a tie for 11th place after carding a team score of 300 on Friday, 16 shots behind tournament leader Western Carolina.
The second round is slated to get underway Saturday at 8 am.
TEAM STANDINGS: Western Carolina 284, Georgia State 285, Augusta State 286, Mercer 294, Maryland 294, Richmond 296, Coastal Carolina 296, Birmingham-Southern 297, East Carolina 297, Miami (FL) 299, Winthrop 300, UNC Greensboro 300, Elon 302, East Tennessee State 302, Longwood 303, Marhsall 304, Methodist 304, Gardner-Webb 305, Jacksonville State 314, James Madison 316, Old Dominion 332.
TOP 10: 1. Ashley Hovda (Western Carolina) 66, T-2. Annika Korkeila (Georgia State) 69, T-2. Katie Stepanek (Maryland) 69, Katie Garahan (Gardner-Webb) 70, T-4. Emilie Geury (Augusta State) 70, T-4. Joanna Klatten (Georgia State), T-4. Emily Klein (Birmingham-Southern) 70, T-4. Lene Krog (East Carolina) 70, T-9. Stephanie Hicks (Longwood) 71, T-9. Lisbeth Meincke (Georgia State) 71, T-9. Lauren Smith (Augusta State) 71. T-9. Jessica Steward (Miami) 71.
OTHER UNCG GOLFERS: T-13. Jennifer Link 72, T-32. Ashley Mylton 74, T-42. Brittney Hoffmeister 75, T-76. Gabby DiMora 79, T-83 Ashley Parrott 80, 104. Jenna Schmidt 84.
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