Oxford, Miss. – The Furman women's golf team posted a 12-over par first round to open in ninth place on Friday at the Rebel Intercollegiate at the par-72 Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.
Senior Laura Wearn paced the Paladins and grabbed a share of 11th place with an opening round 72. The Charlotte, N.C., native birdied three holes on the front nine to make the turn at three-under par, but Wearn bogeyed her final three holes en route to an even-par 72.
Freshman Valentina Romero (+1) played her final 13 holes at one-under to fire a 73 and move into a share of 17th place while Stephanie Carlozzi and Alexa Rancourt notched rounds of 77 and 78, respectively.
Coastal Carolina secured the first round lead with a four-under 284 with Baylor and Mississippi State tied for second place after shooting 289 in an 18-team field that includes six top-50 teams.
Baylor's Hayley Davis, East Tennessee State's Chloe Garner and Tulane's Madison Opfer are tied for the individual lead at five-under par.
Second round place is set for Saturday morning with the final round of the 54-hole tournament scheduled for Sunday.
Fans can follow live scoring of the Rebel Intercollegiate by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com or at www.GolfStatResults.com.
9 Furman 300
T11 Laura Wearn 72
T17 Valentina Romero 73
T53 Stephanie Carlozzi 77
T65 Alexa Rancourt 78
95 Aubrie Street 85