The East Carolina women's golf team carded a school-record 284 on the first day of the UNCG-Starmount Fall Classic and currently sit in first place with 18 holes remaining. The event is being played at the par-71, 6,265 yard Starmount course, the former home of the PGA's Greater Greensboro Open.
The Pirates (17-14) hold a commanding 15-shot lead over second place and tournament host UNC-Greensboro (299). Rounding out the top-five are Florida International (300), Stetson (302) and Elon (304).
Senior Emelie Lind (36-34) and freshman Amber Littman (35-35) are currently in a three-way tie atop the leader board after firing one-under par 70's with Susan Nam (Florida International). Sitting one stroke back at even par is sophomore Abby Bools (35-36) for the Pirates in a tie for fourth with Maria Ronderous (Miami).
Ana Maria Puche shot an opening round 73 (37-36) which is good enough for a share of tenth place, while Colleen Estes is tied for 28th with a round of 77 (38-39).
The field consists of 69 golfers made up on 11 teams and 14 individuals. Tuesday's final round gets underway with a shotgun start at 9:30 am.
1. East Carolina 284, 2. UNCG 299, 3. Florida International 300, 4. Stetson 302, 5. Elon 304, 6. Miami 306, 7. Winthrop 307, 8. Campbell 308, 9. High Point 313, 10. James Madison 315, 11. Ball State 319.
Top 10: T-1. Susan Nam (Florida International) 70; T-1. Emelie Lind (East Carolina) 70; T-1. Amber Littman (East Carolina) 70; T-4. Abby Bools (East Carolina) 71; T-4. Maria Ronderos (Miami) 71; T-6. Danielle Jackson (Stetson) 72; T-6. Jordan Craig (Wake Forest) 72 (individual); T-6. Maite Ortiz dePindo (Campbell) 72; T-6. Sandra Angulo (Campbell) 72 (individual); T-10. Maria Hernandez (Florida International) 73; T-10. Ana Maria Puche (East Carolina) 73; T-10. Ashley Parrott (UNCG) 73; T-10. Ann Marie Dalton (High Point) 73.