Playing for the first time in more than three weeks, Ashland University's women's golf team finished the first round of the NC4K College Classic in Blacklick, Ohio, with a team score of 335 on Monday (April 8).
The Eagles ended the first 18 holes of the 19-team Classic in 12th place. Leading the team standings are Findlay (301), Indianapolis (306) and host Ohio Dominican (307).
Sophomore Sophie Hemleben paced the Ashland effort on Monday, carding a 6-over-par 78 to tie for 20th individually. Hemleben's round included birdies on holes No. 7 and 18.
Junior Logan Pottorf (tied for 56th, 84) was next up, also finishing with a pair of birdies on No. 7 and 15. Senior Monica Torda was right behind (tied for 61st, 85), and rounding out the Eagles' day were freshmen Sophia Lowe (tied for 76th, 88, one birdie), Cece Dillon (tied for 83rd, 91, one birdie) and, playing as an individual, Leah Burtscher (tied for 100th, 103).
Both Abby Swensen of Ohio Dominican and Meredith Wipper of Findlay fired opening-round 70s to sit atop the individual leaderboard.
Ashland will play in the second and final day of the NC4K Classic on Tuesday (April 9) at 9:30 a.m.