GREENVILLE, S.C. - On a day when wind and rain were a big factor, UNC Greensboro found itself in a tie for eighth place among 17 teams at the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University.
The Spartans shot 320 as a team on a day when none of the 94 golfers shot under par for the afternoon. Play was held up for more than an hour to begin the day due to rainy conditions.
East Tennessee State and Nova Southeastern are tied for the lead in the team standings after the opening round at 306. Stetson is third, five shots back. UNCG is in a four-way tie for eighth place with Furman, East Carolina and UNC Wilmington, 14 shots off the pace.
East Tennessee State's Laura Jansone is the individual leader after carding an opening round 73. She has a one shot lead over Florida International's Paula Hurtado. UNCG freshman Courtney Taylor had the Spartans' low round of the day on Friday, shooting a 79.
The teams will be back at it on Saturday morning at 8:30 am off both sides. UNCG's groups will begin play off of No. 1 at 8:30 am.
TEAM SCORING: East Tennessee State 306, Nova Southeastern 306, Stetson 311, Kennesaw State 314, Campbell 315, Penn State 316, FIU 317, Furman 320, UNCG 320, East Carolina 320, UNCW 320, James Madison 322, Samford 322, Memphis 327, Wofford 332, Mercer 332, Rutgers 340.
Top 10: 1. Laura Jansone (ETSU) 73; 2. Paula Hurtado (FIU) 74; T-3. Carmen Perez-Narbon (UNCW) 75; T-3. Sandra Changkija (Nova Southeastern) 75; T-3. Emily Ransone (Penn State) 75; T-3. Katelyn Stanier (Samford); T-7. Ashley Tait (UNCW) 76; T-7. Stefanie Kenoyer (Furman) 76; Ket Premuchuen (Kennesaw State) 76; T-10. Anna Hancock (Stetson) 77; T-10. Fredrika Hakansson (Nova Southeastern) 77; T-10. Abbey Gittings (Nova Southeastern) 77; T-10. Alex Buelow (Stetson) 77; T-10. Maria Garcia Austt (Nova Southeastern) 77; T-10. Nina Muehl (East Tennessee State) 77; T-10. Belen Diaz Cisneros (Campbell) 77; T-10. Mary Mattson (Campbell) 77.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-28. Courtney Taylor 79; T-34. Annelie Weimenhog 80; T-34. Sofia Aidemark 80; T-41. Ana Martinez 81; T-51. Erica Creed 82 (individual golfer); T-75. Lauren Smith 85.
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