Women's Golf in Three-Way Tie for Sixth after First Day of MVC Championship
April 20, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Missouri State women’s golf is tied for sixth after the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship with a score of 305 on the first 18 holes.
The opening-round 305 is the best start to a tournament for the Bears since the season opening 302 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational in September, and the fourth best single round of the entire regular-season.
Bradley, who was picked this week in the pre-championship poll to finish seventh by the conference’s coaches, holds a three-stroke lead after shooting 293 to open the tournament.
Indiana State (296) sits in second, and is a stroke ahead of both Wichita State and Illinois State who are tied at 297. Southern Illinois is alone in fifth at 300. Missouri State, Evansville, and Drake are each 17-over par at 305. Northern Iowa (307) and Loyola (311) round out the 10-school field.
Conference regular-season stroke leader, Danielle Lemek of Bradley, shares the individual lead with Indiana State’s McCall Christopher at 69 apiece. This is the first MVC Women’s Golf Championship to have two golfers finish a round in the 60s.
Northern Iowa’s Sarah Boss (70) is the only other golfer under par after Sunday’s round.
Junior Chiara Citterio leads the Bears at 3-over, with three birdies on the day. Citterio’s 75 is tied with five other MVC golfers in 14th.
Sophomore Megan Furnish is in a six-way tie for 20th at 4-over, 76.
Estefania Acosta and Ariel Tidwell are a stroke behind Furnish at 77. Caroline Boone shot 84 in the opening round.
Tee times for the MVC Championship will continue at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning with the second-round, and will conclude on Tuesday morning with the final 18 holes.