WOLCOTT, Colo. -- The Ball State women’s golf team is tied for 10th place out of 18 teams at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
The Cardinals turned in a score of 318 in Monday’s opening round on the Fazio Course at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo.
Jenna Hague carded an even-par round of 72, which was good for a fourth-place tie on individual leaderboard. The junior was steady all day, pairing two birdies with two bogeys to go along with 14 pars.
Hague is just one stroke behind a trio of Pepperdine golfers for the top spot heading into the second round. The event includes 11 teams that finished last year ranked among the top 100 in the country and six that were ranked in the top 50.
Pepperdine is also on top of the team leaderboard after a 1-over par round of 289. The Waves are 12 shots clear of second-place TCU after day one.
Individually, Ball State’s Sarah Westaway is tied for 30th place after a round of 78. The Cardinals also counted scores of 83 from Mary Welch and 85 from Meghan McDougall, who was playing her first competitive round for Ball State. Meghan Perry rounded out the lineup with an 88.
The 54-hole tournament continues with round two Tuesday. The Cardinals will start on the back nine at 9:45 a.m. MT (11:45 a.m. ET), playing in groups with Boston College and San Jose State. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.