RICHMOND, Ky. -- Jenna Hague is tied for first place individually and the Ball State women's golf team sits third out of 14 teams at the Colonel Classic after the first two rounds Friday.
The Cardinals posted a 36-hole total of 609 (304-305) on the tournament's opening day. They are one stroke behind host Eastern Kentucky for second place and 13 strokes behind Toledo for first place entering Saturday's final 18 holes.
The third round on the par-72, 5,807-yard layout at Arlington Golf Club has been pushed back to 10 a.m. Saturday because of expected frost. Play will begin with a shotgun start, and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
Hague closed with back-to-back birdies Friday to post an even-par second round and finish her day in a tie for first place at 2-over par 146 (74-72). The sophomore is tied atop the leaderboard with Eastern Kentucky's Anna Gleixner and Toledo's Sathika Ruenreong.
Ball State senior Zoe Camus is four shots back in seventh place at 6-over par 150 after two rounds of 75, giving the Cardinals a pair of golfers in the top 10.
The other three Cardinals in the lineup are bunched within three shots of each other in the field of 87 golfers. Meghan Perry is tied for 25th at 156 (77-79), while Sarah Westaway is tied for 31st at 157 (78-79) and Autumn Duke is tied for 34th at 158 (78-80).
Ashtyn Brown is competing as an individual at the tournament and carded a two-round total of 158 (77-81) to join Duke in a tie for 34th with one round to play.
As a team, Ball State is directly in front of two other Mid-American Conference squads -- fourth-place Bowling Green (613) and fifth-place Ohio (619). Another MAC team, Akron, is in seventh place.