SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles are tied for first after 18 holes of the 2011 Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, played Monday on The Highlands Course at The Golf Club of Sevierville.
C-N is tied with Shorter University at 315 (+31) halfway through the 36-hole event. The two leaders have a six-stroke lead on Columbus State (Ga.) and 10-stroke advantage over West Florida University.
Three Lady Eagles are in the tournament's top six, led by senior Erica Ray (Maryville, Tenn.) and sophomore Louise McGillivary (Banchory, Scotland) are in a four-way tied for second after the first round.
West Florida's Camilia Sevillano leads the tournament by two strokes after firing a 76.
C-N's Jennifer Oliver (Knoxville, Tenn.) is tied for sixth after a 79 in her opening round, while Mary Tunnell (Memphis, Tenn.) is tied for 11th after firing an 80. Junior Melanie Manis (Louisville, Tenn.) shot 91 in Monday's opening round.
C-N freshman Jessica Kubalak (Franklin, Tenn.), playing as an individual, is tied for 15th after an 81 on Monday.
The tournament resumes on Tuesday morning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.