GREENVILLE, S.C. – UNC Greensboro battled the weather well enough to earn a third-place standing after the first round at the Lady Paladin Invite at Furman University Golf Course.
During a first round plagued by wind and rain, East Tennessee State took the early lead with a 299. TCU is second at 300, followed by UNCG at 307. Laura Jansone carded a one-under 71 and Maria Ringdahl notched an even-par 72 to give the Buccaneers a one-stroke advantage over TCU on the par-72, 6,288-yard course.
UNCG has two players in the Top 10 after 18 holes. Senior Ashley Mylton carded a 74 in the difficult conditions while freshman Erica Creed shot a 75.
Only two players recorded sub-par rounds on Friday. Carmen Perez-Narbon of Coastal Carolina grabbed the individual lead shooting 33 on the front nine on her way to a two-under-par 70. She leads Jansone by one stroke with three players tied for third at even-par.
Saturday’s second round gets underway with tee times beginning at 8:30 am.
TEAM STANDINGS: East Tennessee State 299, TCU 300, UNCG 307, Augusta State 309, Northwestern 309, Louisville 310, Coastal Carolina 310, UNC Wilmington 311, Notre Dame 311, South Florida 312, Furman 313, Memphis 313, Mississippi State 313, Mississippi 314, Minnesota 316, Winthrop 320, Kennesaw State 323, Wofford 330
Top 10: 1. Carmen Perez-Narbon (UNC Wilmington) 70, 2. Laura Jansone (East Tennessee State) 71; T-3. Sarah Mooney (Augusta State) 72; T-3. Maria Ringdahl (East Tennessee State) 72; T-3. Christina Jones (South Florida), T-6. Valentine Derry (TCU) 73; T-6. Cindy LaCrosse (Louisville) 73; T-8. Ashley Mylton (UNCG) 74; T-8. Prisela Campbell (TCU) 74; T-10. Ann Maness (Coastal Carolina) 75; T-10. Lisa Maunu (Notre Dame) 75; T-10. Erica Creed (UNCG) 75; T-10. Jennifer Hong (Northwestern) 75; T-10. Katie Conway (Notre Dame) 75; T-10. Carrie Morris (TCU) 75.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-18. Annelie Weimenhog 77, T-58. Ashley Parrott 81; T-75. Gabby DiMora 83.
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