It's the way a team would want to start its own invitational.
Ashland University's women's golf team is leading the 11-team Eagle Invitational after first-round play on Saturday (Sept. 19) at Mohican Hills Golf Club in nearby Jeromesville.
The Eagles shot a first-round 318, five shots ahead of second-place California (Pa.). Trevecca Nazarene and Wheeling Jesuit are tied for third at 326.
Senior Ali Green and junior Kaitlin Neumann shot matching 77s on Saturday to end Round 1 tied for third place individually, three shots behind Wheeling Jesuit's Kasey Frazier (74). Junior Emily Jereb is tied for 12th place after the first round after carding an 81, while freshman Monica Torda, in her first collegiate round, fired an 83.
The Eagle Invitational will conclude on Sunday (Sept. 20) with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.