The Lady Paladins (303) lead second-place Elon (308) by five strokes while Samford is in third at 317. The Lady Mocs and UNCG are five shots clear of
Maria Salinas recovered from a sluggish stat to lead the Lady Mocs with a four-over par 76.
The Lady Mocs posted two players in the top 20 as freshman Moa Duf is tied for 16th with an 80. Christine Wolf shot 81 to stand tied for 21st, while Emma de Groot is one shot back, tied for 25th, with an 82. Maria Juliana Loza is one more shot back tied for 32nd with an 83.
“No excuses,” said Head Coach Colette Murray. “We didn’t play very smart today. This is not a long golf course, but it is a very challenging one. The smartest team wins on a course like this and we need to play with more awareness to stay out of trouble.”
Furman’s Jackie Hilea leads individually following an even-par 72. Elon’s Danielle Mills is in second with a 73 (+1), while teammate Tara McFadden is in third with a 74 (+2).
The Lady Mocs tee off at 9:20 a.m. with Maju Loza leading the way off the first hole.
>The Lady Mocs scored nine birdies on the day which was second to Elon’s 10. Furman was next with eight.
>Big scores were a concern for the Lady Mocs today. UTC had seven double bogeys and two triple bogeys.