Lady Braves Sit Three Strokes Back At Patsy Rendleman Invite
SALISBURY – An opening-round,
one-under 71 by Katja Dammann paced the UNCP
women's golf squad Monday at the Patsy Rendleman
Invitational, and after the opening round of action the Lady Braves
sit just three strokes back of tournament leader Belmont Abbey.
UNCP maneuvered through the 5,983-yard, par-72 Country Club of Salisbury with a team stroke count of 297, and their nine-over pace leaves them 11 strokes ahead of Newberry who is currently third.
The Lady Braves, who are ranked no. 15 in the country in the latest Golfstat.com poll, cruised up the leaderboard behind Dammann, the reigning PBC Women's Golfer of the Week, and her 71 on the first 18 holes, leaving her in a tie for first.
Sophomore Shauna Walor followed suit with a one-over 73, leaving her in a tie for third overall, around Meghan Moore's 74 left her in a tie for sixth after the opening round of action.
Freshmen Dana Watkins and Kelly Sumner carded scores of 79 and 85 to close out the initial round in ties for 25th and 47th, respectively.
Abby Shipley, competing as an individual, finished her first round with an 87 for a tie for 58th place.
The two-round tournament concludes tomorrow.