STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Led by Hilda Kristjansdottir’s two-over 74, the Elon University women’s golf team wrapped up the first day of the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate in a tie for fourth place.
The Phoenix, which had not played in nearly three weeks, and host Georgia State each notched first round marks of 309.
Kristjansdottir will begin round two in a tie for fourth place out of 89 players after she carded a 74 over her first 18 holes. She is just three strokes back of leader Ashley Sloup of Winthrop. Kristjansdottir began her day on the 10th hole and was three-over after her first five holes of the day before recording the first of her three birdies on number 15. She finished the back nine with three straight pars. At three-over through 11 holes, Kristjansdottir would birdie two of her final seven holes.
Just two strokes back in a tie for 14th is Aurelia Hamm. Hamm’s four birdies led Elon and were tied for the fourth-most in the field on day one. She also had eight pars.
Heather Munro’s 79 has her tied for 30th. She had one birdie and 10 pars. Munro had pars on nine of her final 11 holes.
In a tie for 37th with a mark of 80 is Adel Vadkerti. Vadkerti finished her first round with two birdies and seven pars.
Finally, Katherine Reilly is tied for 81st after round one. She posted eight pars.
Round two of the 17-team event will begin on Monday morning at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.
2018 John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate
March 25-27 | Stockbridge, Ga.
1. Jacksonville (299) +11
2. Murray State (302) +14
3. South Alabama (304) +16
T4. Elon (309) +21
T4. Georgia State (309) +21
6. Tulsa (310) +22
T7. Winthrop (315) +27
T7. Samford (315) +27
T9. Appalachian State (317) +29
T9. Western Kentucky (317) +29
T9. Eastern Kentucky (317) +29
12. Florida Gulf Coast (322) +34
13. UAB (324) +36
14. Morehead State (328) +40
15. James Madison (329) +41
16. Western Michigan (333) +45
17. Central Michigan (340) +52
T4. Hilda Kristjansdottir (74) +2
T14. Aurelia Hamm (76) +4
T30. Heather Munro (79) +7
T37. Adel Vadkerti (80) +8
T81. Katherine Reilly (89) +17