Women’s golf atop leaderboard after day 1 at Old South

Women’s golf atop leaderboard after day 1 at Old South

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Saint Leo women's golf eked out a one-stroke lead on the team leaderboard while senior Marie Coors held a one-stroke lead on the individual leaderboard, following Saturday's first round of the UNC Pembroke "Battle at Old South" at the Old South Golf Links.

Coors fired a four-under 68 in Saturday's opening round, and stood one shot ahead of Young Harris' Candler Kimsey and Savannah College of Art & Design's (SCAD) Mariona Maeso at 69 (-3).

Junior Amanda Jakobsson carded an even-par 72, and was among three golfers tied at seventh. Junior Vilde Eriksen was at three-over with a 75 and tied for 26th, while senior Sabrina Rumbaugh shot a five-over 77 and was tied for 40th. Junior Margine Arguello was tied for 66th with a seven-over 79.

Freshman Izzy Lawrence, playing in her first collegiate tournament as an individual, carded a six-over 78 and was tied for 49th.

Saint Leo sits atop the leaderboard with a 292 (+4) for the day, one stroke ahead of the host squad from UNC Pembroke with a 293 (+5). Montevallo is third with a 295 (+7), while Young Harris and Armstrong State are tied for fourth with a 296 (+8).

The Lions are two-time defending championship in the Old South Golf Links tournament, having won the event in 2014 and 2015 when it was hosted by Lander University.

The final round of the UNCP "Battle at Old South" takes place on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Old South Golf Links.

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