Elon Women’s Golf Phoenix Solid on Day One of Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Led by a one-under par 71 by Sunna Vidisdottir, the Elon women’s golf team opened the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic with a first-round 306 (+18) to sit eighth in the field of 40 teams. The field includes five of the nation’s top-100 teams according to Golfweek, including the 86th-ranked Phoenix.

Vidisdottir stands in a tie for fifth out of the 210 players competing in the tournament. She was tied for the third-most birdies over the first 18 holes with four and added 13 pars.

Four strokes back in a tie for 21st is Kelsey Badmaev. Badmaev achieved her 75 (+3) after a round that had four birdies and eight pars.

With a round of 79 (+7), Emily Brooks stands in a tie for 61st. She is followed by the duo of Heather Munro and Kristi Ingram who both carded rounds of 81 (+9) to tie for 100th.

Vidisdottir is three strokes off the lead held by Jacksonville State’s Melania Bajo Geijo (68). She is one of three players in the fifth-place tie.

North Florida (297) edged out 94th-ranked Troy (298) by one stroke to hold the top spot in the team standings after round one. Chattanooga (299), ranked 79th, sits third, while host and 71st-rated College of Charleston and Western Carolina are tied for fourth with a 300.

Also between Elon and the top-five are Stetson (304) and Samford (305). The only other top-100 program in the field is 89th-ranked Seton Hall, which is tied for 30th with a 328.

After playing the Osprey Point course on Sunday, Elon will play its second round on the Oak Point course on Monday.

2015 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic
March 1-3 | Kiawah Island, S.C.

Team Standings
1. North Florida (297) +9
2. #94 Troy (298) +10
3. #79 Chattanooga (299) +11
T4. #71 College of Charleston (300) +12
T4. Western Carolina (300) +12
6. Stetson (304) +16
7. Samford (305) +17
8. #86 Elon (306) +18
9. Jacksonville (310) +22
T10. SCAD – Savannah (311) +23
T10. Jacksonville State (311) +23
12. Illinois State (312) +24
T13. Georgetown (314) +26
T13. William & Mary (314) +26
T13. South Carolina Beaufort (314) +26
T16. Delaware (318) +30
T16. Boston College (318) +30
T16. Marshall (318) +30
T19. UNCG (319) +31
T19. Charleston Southern (319) +31
T19. Rutgers (319) +31
22. Western Kentucky (321) +33
23. South Alabama (322) +34
24. Towson (323) +35
T25. Boston University (324) +36
T25. Bethune-Cookman (324) +36
T27. Florida Gulf Coast (325) +37
T27. High Point (325) +37
29. Ball State (326) +38
T30. Seton Hall (328) +40
T30. Longwood (328) +40
T32. Richmond (330) +42
T32. Radford (330) +42
34. USC Upstate (331) +43
35. Loyola (339) +51
36. St. John’s (340) +52
37. The Citadel (341) +53
38. Navy (351) +63
39. Presbyterian (361) +73
40. Bucknell (363) +75

Elon Individuals
T5. Sunna Vidisdottir (71) -1
T21. Kelsey Badmaev (75) +3
T61. Emily Brooks (79) +7
T100. Heather Munro (81) +9
T100. Kristi Ingram (81) +9


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