SALISBURY, N.C. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles are six strokes back of tournament-leader Newberry College after the first round of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational, played Monday at the Country Club of Salisbury (N.C.)
C-N fired a team 307 (+19) and has a six-stroke lead on Tusculum College heading into Tuesday's final round.
Sophomore Mary Tunnell (Memphis, Tenn.) is alone in second place after firing an even-par 72 in Monday's round. She is one stroke back of the leader, Maria Luz Besio of Newberry after firing a 1-under 35 on the back nine.
Junior Melanie Manis (Louisville, Tenn.) is in a four-way tie for sixth after an even-par 36 on the front side to shoot 75 (+3) and to join Tunnell in the top 10.
The Lady Eagles are second among a field of 15 teams that includes eight South Atlantic Conference schools.
Sophomore Louise McGillivray (Banchory, Scotland) is 13th after carding a 6-over 78 for her round. She shot a matching pair of 39s.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday morning.