BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Windy and cold conditions at the Valley Course at Oxmoor Valley provided the backdrop to the opening round of the Ann Rhoads Invitational, hosted by BSC. The host Panthers find themselves in tenth place with a team score of 363.
No. 17 (NCAA DII) University of Indianapolis leads all teams after posting a 336, despite a round that featured rain for the first 90 minutes and was followed by winds measuring consistently at 25-30 mph. Tennessee Tech University carded a team score of 337, which was good enough for second on the day. No. 1 (NCAA DIII) Methodist University finished the day in third with a 343.
Montevallo's Ashlee Beck leads all individuals after carding an 81. Five other individuals share second place with an opening-round 82.
Sophomore Ellen Chun was BSC's top finisher with 86, putting her in a tie for 16th in the individual standings.
Tomorrow's second and final round will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.