INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State sophomore Amanda Smith tied her career low round as she fired a three-over par 73 in the opening round of the Butler Invitational Monday at the Highland Country Club and enters the final round tied for third.
The Sycamores are within striking distance of the team battle as they carded a season low 309 in the opening round. Bowling Green State University is in first place with a 300 total while Bradley, IUPUI, and Eastern Illinois University share second place as each posted a 305.
The tournament was three hours late in starting due to frost on the course with today’s second 18-hole round cancelled. The tournament was reduced to 36 holes with the final 18 scheduled to be played Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. (ET) shotgun start.
“We were pretty rusty,” Greg Towne, Indiana State women’s golf coach, said. “You could tell that we have not been out on the course for a while. But I feel pretty good about tomorrow.”
Sycamore junior McCall Christopher is tied for 14th with an opening round of 77 while senior Emily Dixon shot her fifth straight round in the 70s by carding a 79 Monday to be tied for 23rd heading into Tuesday’s round.
Bowling Green’s posted a 71 in the opening round to hold the overnight lead with Bradley’s Danielle Lemek in second with 72. Smith shares third with Eastern Illinois’ Emily Calhoun and Butler’s Isabella Lambert.