Coors tied for fifth after round 1 at NCAA championship

Coors tied for fifth after round 1 at NCAA championship

FINDLAY, Ohio – Saint Leo senior Marie Coors was firmly entrenched near the top of the leaderboard at the end of Wednesday's first round of play at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship.

Coors fired a two-over 74 on the par 72, 6,066 yard Findlay Country Club, and was among a group of three golfers tied at fifth. She is joined in that group by Henderson State's Allison Davis and Missouri-St. Louis' Maxi Roth.

Coors is one stroke behind the four golfers tied for the lead at one-over.

On the front nine, Coors carded birdies at no. 5 and again at no. 7 – both par 4 holes. She recorded a bogey at the par 3 no. 6, to reach the turn at one-under.

Coors' only bogey on the back nine came at the par 4 no. 14, with bogeys at nos. 12, 15, 16, and 17. She finished the day with the low round among golfers representing the Sunshine State Conference; Barry's Charlotte Puts was the next closest SSC rival, just one stroke back with a three-over 75.

Coors will tee off from no. 10 at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, for the second round, and she will be playing with Alexa Rippy (Trevecca Nazarene) and Anna Pool (Central Oklahoma).

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