The first round of the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships is complete, and Ashland University's women's golf team is in ninth place in the 10-team field with a team score of 338.
Pacing the Eagles' first-day showing was senior Monica Torda, who fired three birdies en route to a 6-over-par round of 78, good for a tie for seventh place through 18 holes, and tied for Torda's best round of the season.
Following right behind is sophomore Sophie Hemleben, who began the day with a birdie on hole No. 1 and is tied for 10th individually after a 79.
The second day of the GLIAC Championships will be on Saturday (April 20). The top four teams after 36 holes will move on to semifinal head-to-head medal play on Sunday (April 21) morning, with the two semifinal winners playing head-to-head medal play for the league title on Sunday afternoon.
Ashland's score puts it 19 strokes behind the two teams sitting in the No. 3 spot, Wayne State and Northwood (319). Grand Valley State is the first-round leader (299), and Northern Michigan sits in second (317) after one round.