Following the first 18 holes of the Northwood University Invitational on Monday (Oct. 3) at the Midland (Mich.) Country Club, Ashland University senior Kaitlin Neumann is in first place, and the Eagle women's golf team is in fourth place in the 11-team field.
Neumann fired an opening-round even-par round of 70, and has a one shot lead over Northern Michigan's Avery Rochester going into Day 2 on Tuesday (Oct. 4). Neumann's 2016-17 scoring average has dropped to 75.6.
The Eagles posted a first-day team score of 310. Findlay leads after 18 holes at 296, followed by Northern Michigan (300) and the host Timberwolves (306).
Sophomore Morgan Eib is tied for 11th place following a season-low round of 76, while sophomore Monica Torda is tied for 24th at 80. Rounding out the AU field were sophomore Kayleigh McHugh (84) and freshman Anna Schatschneider (85).
UP NEXT: The second and final round at Northwood on Tuesday.