Lee University’s women’s golf team will trail Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) by 14 strokes heading into the final round Monday in the Wingate Pinehurst Challenge.
Armstrong set the pace during Sunday’s opening round by carding a total team score of 315. The Lady Flames came in at 329, while South Carolina Beaufort (332), host Wingate (334) and UNC Pembroke (338) round out the top five in the 18-team field.
Lee had its problems on the tough 5,840-yard, par 72 course. Cori Burns paced the Lady Flames with an 80. She is tied for fifth overall. Senior Courtney Shelton followed with an 82. Bernadette Little came in with an 83 and Madison Alexander was right behind with an 84.
“We faced some tough conditions today and it was a battle out there,” said coach John Maupin. “We left some out there, but the course and conditions played a big factor today.”
Armstrong State featured the tournament leader as Jenna Birch had a 76 and was tied with Grace Glaze of Queens University of Charleston.
Competing against a strong NCAA Division II field, the Lady Flames will be seeking to improve their numbers when the final round of the 36-hole event gets underway on Monday morning.
“We did have some good moments out there today, and we’ll try to build on those tomorrow,” added Maupin. “Our focus will be getting off to a good start and carrying that momentum through the day.”