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Women's Golf Sits in Sixth After Day One at SAC Championships


SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba shot a 333 to open play at the South Atlantic Conference Women's Golf Championships on Sunday at the 5,859-yard, par-72 River Course of the Sevierville Golf Club.  The Catawba Indians stand sixth after the first of the three days.

Newberry holds the first round lead after posting a score of 310.  Wingate, at 316, is in second, a shot ahead of Carson-Newman.  The Lady Indians are 11 shots behind fifth-place Queens and six shots clear of seventh-place Coker.

Alexis Kershaw (Winston-Salem, N.C./Ledford HS) had the best score for Catawba on Sunday with an 81 and stands in 13th.  Kershaw had one birdie in her round which came on the par-4 fifth.  She also had eight pars.

Fellow freshman Anthea Gnielinski (Bremen, Germany/SZ Bordestrasse) shot an 82 and Madison Kennedy (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) an 83.  Gnielinski, who is in 17th, was five over on each side and had a birdie on the par-3 17th coming home.  Kennedy picked up a birdie on the par-5 seventh and stands in 25th.  

Newberry's Karly Mims and Grace Glaze, of Queens, share the first round lead with 74s.  Megan Taylor, of Wingate, is in third after a 75.

Catawba is second in the field in par-3 scoring at 3.5 strokes behind Carson-Newman at 3.35.  The Lady Indians managed to make just 31 pars which is 10th among the 11 teams competing.

Play continues with the second round on Monday.

 1. Newberry 310
 2. Wingate 316
 3. Carson-Newman 317
 4. Lincoln Memorial 320
 5. Queens   322
 6. CATAWBA   333
 7. Coker 339
 8. Tusculum  343
 9. Anderson 353
10. Mars Hill  357
11. Lenoir-Rhyne 361

Catawba Finishers
13. Alexis Kershaw, 81
17. Anthea Gnielinski, 82
25. Madison Kennedy, 83
36. Victoria Hedrick, 87
51. Annika Winebarger, 92

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