Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Furman's Laura Wearn carded an opening round 73 to grab a share of eighth place as the Paladins posted a 313 to hold 13th place on Friday in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the par-71, 6,211-yard Long Cove Club.
The senior from Charlotte, N.C., opened her round with birdies on her first and third holes, but suffered a double bogey on her final hole, No. 9, to finish at two-over par. Wearn trailed first round leader Emma Lavy (-3) of Arkansas by five strokes through 18 holes.
The University of Arkansas (+9) grabbed a two-stroke lead over North Carolina and LSU with a 293 in a 15-team field at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate that includes 13 of the top-50 teams in the nation.
Second round play is scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with final round action set for Sunday morning.
13 Furman 313
T8 Laura Wearn 73
T52 Valentina Romero 79
T57 Stephanie Carlozzi 80
T63 Alexa Rancourt 81
T74 Aubrie Street 84