The University of South Florida women’s golf team shot an opening round total of 20-over 308 and sits in eighth place at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational, held at the par-72, 6,282-yard Eagle Landing Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla.
No. 34 Chattanooga leads after an 8-over 296 on Friday.
“It was a tough day for us,” USF head coach Marci Kornegay said. “We missed a lot of greens and were forced to get up and down all day. It makes for a long day, especially in the windy conditions. We fought until the end, though. They were out there grinding for over five and a half hours.”
Ana Lopez carded the low round for the Bulls on Friday, shooting a 4-over 76 to end the day in a tie for 19th. Both Shena Yang and Emily Van Etten were just one stroke off Lopez at 5-over 77 and in a tie for 30th place. The last round to count for the team total came from Kelli Pry, who carded a 6-over 78. She is in tie for 38th place after 18 holes.
Karli Heimbecker struggled throughout her round and finished with a 9-over 81. Florida Gulf Coast’s Briana Carlson is the individual leader after a 2-under 70.
The Bulls return to action on Saturday at 8:08 a.m. and will play the round with Miami and James Madison. Live results are available at www.golfstat.com.
8 South Florida 308
T19 Ana Lopez 76
T30 Shena Yang 77
T30 Emily Van Etten 77
T38 Kelli Pry 78
T68 Karli Heimbecker 81