SOUTHPORT, N.C. – College of Charleston’s Mary Chandler Bryan (Chapin, S.C.) is tied for third individually after shooting 4-over par after the first round of tournament play at the CAA Women’s Golf Championship held at the par-72 Reserve Club at St. James Plantation.
Bryan birdied the par-5 17th in the opening round and currently leads the field in pars made (13). Junior Laura Fuenfstueck (Langen, Germany) is tied for 17th at +9 and senior Morgan Webber (Moore, S.C.) is tied for 1st (+10). The average score was 82.03 showing how difficult the course played on Friday.
“Obviously, it’s not the way we wanted to start this championship,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “We will need to handle the conditions much better than we did today, if we are to going to get back into this.”’
UNCW’s Meghan Theiss was the only golfer in the 40-player field to break par with a 1-under 71 in the first round. She is the individual leader, while her Seahawks are on top the team leaderboard at +19 followed by Elon in second (+21), William & Mary in third (+25) and CofC and Delaware tied for fifth (+35).
Tomorrow’s second round will be split tee times off the No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. (ET). The Cougars will be paired with Delaware and JMU. Live tournament scoring will be available at: www.Golfstat.com.