ELGIN, S.C. – Tough pin placements and windy conditions made for a rough day for all teams in the opening round of the NCAA South Super Regional, but the Wolves ground out a first round 311 on Monday at The Member's Club at Woodcreek to sit in third place out of twelve teams and three shots behind the leaders.
Top-ranked Barry fired an opening round 308 to lead the field while sixth-ranked St. Leo is in second after a 309 in the first round. The Wolves were paired with Armstrong State and Flagler on the first day and started on the 10th hole.
"The women played tough in some difficult conditions with wind, firm and fast greens, and course length and held their own against some of the top teams in the country," said head coach Barry Harwell. "Our scores were higher, but the course dictated that with all the teams."
Franziska Bremm's 76 led the Wolves on Monday as the sophomore sits in a fifth place tie individually after 18 holes of play. Bremm got off to a rough start, with a double-bogey on her third hole of the day, and made the turn at five over. Bremm's one-under on the back nine was fueled by an eagle on what was her 12th hole of the day, the par four third hole.
Junior Maria Torres finds herself in the top-10 after day one as well as she shot an opening round 77 on Monday. Torres made seven pars and two bogeys on the front nine, and was six-over before making her only birdie of the day on the final hole. She will enter Tuesday's round in an eighth place tie.
Despite a double-bogey on the opening hole, sophomore Jordan Daniel shot a six-over round of 78, making 13 pars on the day. Daniel just missed a chance to get it down to five over, as she just missed a birdie putt on the difficult seventh hole and sits in a 14th place tie after one round.
A strong finish from Lola Uribe kept the Wolves in the final group for tomorrow's second round. The senior shot an 80 on Monday, but finished with a pair of birdies in her final three holes to finish eight over for the day. Uribe is in a 27th place tie, individually.
The opening nine holes for Taylor Sarratt were an up-and-down affair as she began with a bogey followed by a double bogey. Sarratt battled back to get it to two-over with a birdie on her fourth hole, but two double-bogeys put her at six over at the turn. Sarratt finished with an 82 and is in a 44th place tie.
"We will get after them again tomorrow and get to play with two fantastic teams," added Harwell.
The Wolves will be paired with Barry and St. Leo in tomorrow's second round. The first tee time for a UWG group is set for 9:30 a.m. with the final group starting at 10:10 a.m.