PALM COAST, Fla. – East Carolina carded an opening round score of 299 (11-over par) at the 2017 American Women’s Golf Championships and currently sits in seventh place. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club.
Junior Lisa Petterson leads the Pirates following her first-round score of 73 (1-over) and is tied for 15th. Freshman Siranon Shoomee is tied for 17th after carding a 2-over par 74, while fellow classmate Dorthea Forbrigd is tied for 20th after her round of 75 (3-over). Rounding out ECU’s roster are sophomores Kate Law (t29/77) and Carley Cox (45th/81).
UCF (284) has a six-stroke lead SMU and Houston, who are both tied for second place (290). Tulsa (292) is fourth followed by Tulane (294), USF (296), ECU, Cincinnati (3-1) and Memphis (315).
Houston sophomore Leonie Harm is the individual leader. Harm’s round of 66 (-6) set a new championship record for an individual low 18-hole total. The previous low of 67 was set by Frida Gustafsson Spang (East Carolina) and Ashley Burke (USF) at Hammock Beach’s Ocean Course in 2016 and 2015, respectively.
SMU sophomore Brigitte Dunne is in second place at 68 (-4), while Holder and Ashley Cassidy (Cincinnati) are tied for third overall at 69 (-3).
The second round will begin at 8 a.m. (ET) on Monday, April 17.