|(above) DU is leading after the first round of play|
The University of Denver's Women Golfers are looking to put an exclamation point on DU's departure from the Sunbelt Conference by winning the NCAA qualifying Tournament for the 9th straight year. Led by one-under par 71s from sophomore Kelly Drack, junior Tonje Daffinrud and freshman Rachael Watton, DU is leading at even-par after the first round on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala., on Monday.
"We put in a great effort out there, especially on the front nine," head coach Sammie Chergo said. "We were able to take advantage of the soft greens and capitalize on our ball-striking early. The wind came up and the greens were a little firmer on the back nine, but I am proud of our play today. It was a good start."
The Crimson and Gold carded a 288 to begin the event and lead second-place Middle Tennessee by seven shots (295) with two rounds to play.