JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – The Huntingdon women's golf team shot 329 on Friday in the first round of the Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate.
Entering Saturday's second round, the Lady Hawks are seven strokes off the lead and tied for second. Illinois Wesleyan and New York University also shot 329 and are tied with Huntingdon. Rhodes College leads the 19-team field at 322.
"The girls played all 18 holes in the rain, so it was a test of patience out there," Huntingdon Director of Golf Dave Schreyer said. "I know the girls felt like they played poorly today, but we're still in second and only seven shots back. With a solid final two days, our girls can give themselves a chance to do really well this week."
All five Huntingdon players are within nine strokes of tournament leaders Mackenzie Cohen (Rhodes College) and Elizabeth Kim (Oglethorpe University). Cohen and Kim both shot 5-over-par 77 in the opening round.