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Women's Golf Stands Ninth After Day One of SAC Championships


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba shot an opening round 322 and sits in ninth place among the 11 teams at the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championships.  The 54-hole, three-day tournament is being held at the 5,910-yard, par-72 Link Hills Country Club. 

Madison Moore (Westfield, N.C./E. Surry) led Catawba on day one with a 77.  The sophomore battled back from a double bogey on her opening hole to post a five-over-par total.  Over her final 17 holes, Moore had four bogeys with a dozen pars and a birdie on the par-5 10th.

Jaime Cassell (Charlotte, N.C./Cox Mill) followed with an 80 that saw her also birdie the 10th to go along with nine pars.  Victoria Hedrick (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson) had a nice round derailed by a quadruple bogey on the par-5 15th.  She rebound with three pars to end her round to shoot an 81.

Hedrick and Kaley Barts (Apex, N.C./Apex) each notched two birdies in the opening round.  Hedrick had birdies on the 10th and the par-4 seventh, while Barts had birdies on the par-5 13th and the par-3 16th.

Lise Malherbe, of Lincoln Memorial, holds the first-round lead after an opening with a 71.  She was the only player to break par with five golfers sitting two shots back.  Tusculum leads the team race after a 298, leading Lincoln Memorial by two shots and Queens by four.

 1. Tusculum 298
 2. Lincoln Memorial  300
 3. Queens 302
4t. Coker  305
4t. Anderson 305
6t. Wingate  307
6t. Lenoir-Rhyne  307
 8. Carson-Newman  309
 9. CATAWBA  322
10. Newberry 328
11. Mars Hill  387

Catawba Finishers
24. Madison Moore, 77
38. Jaime Cassell, 80
40. Victoria Hedrick, 81
44. Kaley Barts, 84
51. Sarah Coltrane, 86

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