The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team posted three rounds in the 70’s and the Cru is in fourth place in the team standings after the opening round of the Montgomery Country Club Invitational Sunday in Alabama. The tournament is being hosted by Huntingdon College.
UMHB fired a 315 team total and is just nine strokes off the pace being set by team leader and defending national champion Rhodes College at 306. Tournament host Huntingdon College is in second place with a 311 and Trinity University holds down third place, just one shot ahead of the Cru with a 314. Berry College and Sewanee are tied for fifth place with 317’s. There is a 12-team field competing in the tournament.
McKenna Ralston is the low individual for the Cru after the opening day. Ralston is tied for fourth place individually after firing a 77 on Sunday. Tori Gatling is tied for 10th place with a 78 and Olivia Robinson carded a 79 and is tied for 15th place. Emily Ming and Aubrey Starnes both posted 81’s for the Cru to tie for 27th place and Cassidy Rawls is in 51st place after shooting an 85. McKenzie Cohen of Rhodes College has the individual lead after shooting an opening round 71.
The two-day, 36-hole event is being played on a par-73, 5,821-yard layout at Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama. Teams will tee off for Monday’s final round with an 8:00 AM shotgun start.