Creed leads Spartans on first day at Landfall Tradition
WILMINGTON, N.C. – UNCG senior Erica Creed shot an opening round 74 Friday afternoon to sit in a tie for 19th place, four shots off the lead after the opening round at the Landfall Tradition.
The Spartans carded an opening round 318 as a team to sit in 18th place. Sixth-ranked Duke and No. 32-ranked Texas are tied atop the leaderboard at 291. Fifteen of the 18 teams in the tournament are ranked in the top 50 according to Golfstat.
Duke's Kim Donovan, NC State's Carolina Ellington and Northwestern's Katherine Perry are all tied atop the individual leaderboard at two-under par 70. Creed is four shots back after overcoming an early double-bogey. Beginning her day at No. 10, the native of Kernersville, N.C., had a double-bogey on No. 12, but bounced back with birdie on No. 13 and then ran off nine consecutive pars.
Saturday's second round will be started with tee times off Nos. 1 and 10. UNCG will begin off No. 10 starting with the 8:30 a.m. group.
TEAM STANDINGS: Duke 291, Texas 291, North Carolina 293, UCLA 294, South Carolina 299, Notre Dame 299, North Carolina State 301, Michigan State 304, Virginia 305, Wake Forest 305, UNC Wilmington 307, Ohio State 307, Northwestern 309, Chattanooga 309, Florida State 309, Oklahoma State 312, Texas Tech 316, UNCG 318.
Top 10: T-1. Kim Donovan (Duke) 70; T-1. Carolina Ellington (NC State) 70; T-1. Katherine Perry (North Carolina) 70; T-4. Brittany Altomare (Virginia) 71; T-4. Aleja Cangrejo (Duke) 71; T-4. Casey Grice (North Carolina) 71; T-4. Haley Stephens (Texas) 71; T-8. Katie Burnett (South Carolina) 72; T-8. Allyssa Ferrell (Michigan State) 72; T-8. Becca Huffer (Notre Dame) 72; T-8. Christine Wolf (Chattanooga) 72.
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