Athens, GA - From the University of South Carolina:
ATHENS, GA – South Carolina's women's golf team fought against a tough golf course – as did the rest of the field – on Friday and shot a 324 (+36) to tie for 19th place after one round at the Liz Murphey Intercollegiate Classic.
Freshman Amanda Strang was the Gamecocks' leader on a tough day for scoring, posting an 80 (+8) to stand tied for 46th place through 18 holes.
Seniors Corrine Carr and Benedicte Toumpsin were one stroke back of Strang at 81 (+9) and tied for 55th. Katie Burnett had an 82 (+10) to tie for 66th, and Taylor Barrett posted an 86 (+14). Scoring was tough for everyone on the opening day as fourth-ranked Duke holds the 18-hole lead after an opening-round 300 (+12).
North Carolina, Purdue and Auburn were 10 strokes back, tied for second with a 310 (+22). The Blue Devils' Lindy Duncan leads after the tournament's only round under par with a 2-under 70, and Calle Nielson (Virginia), Marta Silva Zamora (Georgia) and Cheyenne Woods (Wake Forest) are tied for second at 2-over.